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First report of endocarditis by Gluconobacter spp in a patient with a history of intravenous-drug abuse.
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PMID:  22634600     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Gluconobacter belongs to the acetic acid bacteria (AAB), which are microorganisms commonly found in the environment and used in the food industry. These bacteria have increasingly been reported as organisms that can potentially infect humans. We report a case of Gluconobacter spp. bloodstream infection associated with endocardial lesions in a 25 year-old female intravenous drug abuser. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of Gluconobacter spp. endocarditis reported in the literature. For the first time we report that a multiresistant strain belonging to the genus Gluconobacter can cause endocarditis, giving evidence to the fact that this microorganism should be considered a new opportunistic human pathogen.
M Bassetti; D Pecori; A Sartor; A Londero; G Villa; B Cadeo; F Brillo; D Bongiorno; F Campanile; S Stefani
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of infection     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2742     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7908424     Medline TA:  J Infect     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Infectious Diseases Clinic, Santa Maria Misericordia University Hospital, Udine, Italy.
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