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Veillonella parvula discitis and secondary bacteremia: a rare infection complicating endoscopy and colonoscopy?
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PMID:  17108070     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of Veillonella parvula lumbar discitis and secondary bacteremia confirmed by molecular characterization of the 16S rRNA genes. Identification of the organism was essential for an appropriate choice of antimicrobial therapy following the failure of empirical flucloxacillin. Veillonella spp. are normal flora of the gastrointestinal tract, raising the possibility that an endoscopy and colonoscopy performed 8 weeks prior to presentation, during which small intestinal and rectal biopsies were obtained, was the portal of entry. This case highlights the importance of obtaining a microbiologic diagnosis, particularly in patients who previously have had procedures involving instrumentation.
D Marriott; D Stark; J Harkness
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2006-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0095-1137     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-05     Completed Date:  2007-03-29     Revised Date:  2013-06-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  672-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology, St.Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteremia / microbiology*
Colonoscopy / adverse effects*
Discitis / microbiology*
Endoscopy / adverse effects*
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / microbiology
Lumbar Vertebrae / microbiology
Middle Aged
Veillonella / classification,  genetics,  isolation & purification*

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