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Brain abscess due to Gordona terrae in an immunocompromised child: case report and review of infections caused by G. terrae.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7986897     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A brain abscess complicated antineoplastic chemotherapy for a primary cerebral rhabdoid tumor in an immunocompromised boy. Culture of purulent exudate obtained by surgical puncture of an intracranial hematoma yielded a gram-positive microorganism initially identified as a Rhodococcus species by conventional biochemical analysis; however, the isolate was subsequently identified as Gordona terrae by ribosomal DNA analysis. To our knowledge, this is the third case of human infection caused by G. terrae and the first case of a brain abscess due to this organism. As this case demonstrates, this species may cause opportunistic invasive infection in severely immunocompromised patients. The identity of clinical isolates believed to be G. terrae should be confirmed by molecular methods until better species-specific phenotypic markers become available.
M Drancourt; M M McNeil; J M Brown; B A Lasker; M Maurin; M Choux; D Raoult
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1058-4838     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-10     Completed Date:  1995-01-10     Revised Date:  2006-04-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  258-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratoire de Microbiologie Clinique, C.H.U. La Timone, Marseille, France.
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MeSH Terms
Actinomycetales / genetics,  isolation & purification*
Actinomycetales Infections / complications*
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
Brain Abscess / microbiology*
Brain Neoplasms / complications,  drug therapy
Child, Preschool
DNA, Ribosomal / analysis
Immunocompromised Host*
Rhabdoid Tumor / complications,  drug therapy
Rhodococcus / genetics
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Ribosomal

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