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Catheter-Related Bacteremia Caused by the Nocardioform Actinomycete <i>Gordonia terrae</i>

Audrey S. Pham, Indra Dé, Kenneth V. Rolston, Jeffrey J. Tarrand and Xiang Y. Han

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 36, issue 4, pages 524-527
Published in print February 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/367543
Catheter-Related Bacteremia Caused by the Nocardioform Actinomycete Gordonia terrae

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Five cases of catheter-related bacteremia caused by Gordonia terrae are reported. All patients who also had the primary diagnosis of cancer experienced nonneutropenic fever as a result of G. terrae infection. All patients were treated successfully with antibiotics, with the requirement of catheter removal for 2 patients who had systemic infections.

Journal Article.  1469 words.  Illustrated.

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

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