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Clostridium ramosum Bacteremia: Case Report and Literature Review.
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PMID:  24283763     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Background: Clostridium ramosum is a common enteric anaerobe but infrequently also a cause of pathologic infection. Methods: Case report and literature review. Results: We reviewed 12 case reports describing infection with C. ramosum. When pathogenic, C. ramosum is cultured most commonly from the inner ear, anaerobic blood samples, or abscesses. Patients with such infections fall into two demographic groups, consisting of young children with ear infections or immunocompromised adults with bacteremia. Resistance of C. ramosum to antibiotics is uncommon. Conclusion: Clostridium ramosum is a common but generally commensal bacterial species. Rarely, it becomes pathogenic in young children or immunosuppressed adults.
Joseph D Forrester; David A Spain
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical infections     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-8674     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Infect (Larchmt)     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
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Created Date:  2013-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9815642     Medline TA:  Surg Infect (Larchmt)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Surgery, Stanford University , Palo Alto, California.
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