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Gardnerella vaginalis bacteremia from pulmonary abscess in a male alcohol abuser.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2787333     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of Gardnerella vaginalis bacteremia is reported. This bacteremia occurred in a male alcohol abuser who developed definite signs of pulmonary abscess and empyema. Streptococcus milleri grew from another blood culture, but Gardnerella vaginalis was also isolated from a bronchoscopic aspirate and pleural drainage sample as part of mixed flora containing anaerobes, Streptococcus species, Neisseria sicca, and a Haemophilus sp. We discuss the possible pathogenic character of G. vaginalis outside the genital tract from a review of the literature.
J C Legrand; A Alewaeters; L Leenaerts; P Gilbert; M Labbe; Y Glupczynski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0095-1137     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  1989 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-23     Completed Date:  1989-08-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1132-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Département d'Hématologie-Oncologie, Hôpital Civil de Charleroi, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholism / complications*
Gardnerella vaginalis / isolation & purification
Haemophilus Infections / complications*
Lung Abscess / complications*
Sepsis / complications*

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