Journal Article

<i>Methylobacterium mesophilicum</i> Infection: Case Report and Literature Review of an Unusual Opportunistic Pathogen

John W. Sanders, James W. Martin, Maria Hooke and Jeffrey Hooke

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 30, issue 6, pages 936-938
Published in print June 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/313815
Methylobacterium mesophilicum Infection: Case Report and Literature Review of an Unusual Opportunistic Pathogen

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Methylobacterium mesophilicum is a methylotrophic, pink pigmented, gram-negative rod that was initially isolated from environmental sources that is being increasingly reported as a cause of opportunistic infections in immunocompromised hosts. We present the case of an immunocompromised woman who developed a central catheter infection with M. mesophilicum and review the other 29 cases reported in the literature, noting that it is frequently resistant to β-lactam agents but is generally susceptible to aminoglycosides and quinolones.

Journal Article.  1854 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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