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Clindamycin-resistant Fusobacterium varium bacteremia and decubitus ulcer infection.
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PMID:  16082005     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bacteremia due to Fusobacterium spp. is unusual (<10% of cases of anaerobic bacteremia), and the isolation of Fusobacterium varium is especially uncommon. The most probable sources of Fusobacterium bacteremia are the respiratory, the gastrointestinal, and the genitourinary tracts. A.-M. Bourgault et al. (Clin. Infect. Dis. 25[Suppl. 2]:181-183) described 40 patients with Fusobacterium bacteremia; only 3 had Fusobacterium varium, and no one had decubitus scars as the portal of entry. In another published series (S. Henry, A. De Maria, and W. R. McCabe, Am. J. Med. 75:225-231, 1983) of 26 cases, two patients had concomitant pulmonary lesions and decubitus ulcers but there was no identification to the species level mentioned. We report a case of Fusobacterium varium bacteremia and infected sacral decubitus ulcer in an elderly patient.
M C Legaria; G Lumelsky; V Rodriguez; S Rosetti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0095-1137     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-05     Completed Date:  2005-09-15     Revised Date:  2013-06-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4293-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hospital Gral de Agudos E. Tornú, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteremia / microbiology*
Clindamycin / pharmacology*
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Fusobacterium / drug effects,  isolation & purification*
Fusobacterium Infections / microbiology*
Pressure Ulcer / complications*
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