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Bacteremia caused by Brevibacterium species in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
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PMID:  12412735     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of bacteremia caused by Brevibacterium species which is one of the coryneform bacteria, in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. We conclude that, if a coryneform bacteria is isolated from sterile body sites, it must be carefully evaluated, and especially in immunocompromised patients, Brevibacterium species should be considered as potential pathogens.
Dilara Oğünç; Meral Gültekin; Dilek Colak; Ayşen Timurağaoğlu; Gözde Ongüt; Gönül Mutlu; Daksha Hathi; Levent Undar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Haematologia     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0017-6559     ISO Abbreviation:  Haematologia (Budap)     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-04     Completed Date:  2003-06-05     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0130266     Medline TA:  Haematologia (Budap)     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology, Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteremia / diagnosis,  etiology*
Brevibacterium / isolation & purification*
Immunocompromised Host
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell / complications*
Middle Aged
Opportunistic Infections / microbiology

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