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Recurrent Methylobacterium mesophilicum sepsis associated with haemodialysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11827428     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Methylobacterium mesophilicum is an environmental organism that has infrequently been implicated as a human pathogen. Most reported cases are in immunocompromised hosts. The natural ecology of this organism is related to vegetation or soil. We report the case of a 51-year-old man who developed a recurrent bacteraemia with this organism while receiving haemodialysis through an indwelling intravascular catheter. The literature on the clinical significance of this organism is reviewed together with specific microbiological identifying features which could be of use in the routine diagnostic laboratory.
C Engler; R Norton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pathology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0031-3025     ISO Abbreviation:  Pathology     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-05     Completed Date:  2002-07-09     Revised Date:  2006-10-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0175411     Medline TA:  Pathology     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  536-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Microbiology, QHPS, Townsville General Hospital, Qld, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / complications,  microbiology*,  pathology
Methylobacterium / isolation & purification,  physiology*
Middle Aged
Renal Dialysis / adverse effects*,  methods
Sepsis / etiology,  microbiology*,  pathology

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