Volume 15, Number 9—September 2009
Gordonia sputi Bacteremia
|Gordonia sp.||Clinical findings, by system
|G. rubripertincta||Bacteremia (CVC) (2)||Lung infection (2)|
|G. terrae||Bacteremia (cholecystitis) (5); bacteremia (CVC) (2); bacteremia (CVC) (6)†||Granulomatous skin lesion (2); palpebral abscess (9); granulomatous mastitis (7); mycetoma of the hand (9)||Meningitis, brain abscess (2); brain abscess (2)†|
|G. bronchialis||Bacteremia (sequestrated lung) (4)||Recurrent breast abscess (7)||Ventriculitis (intraventricular shunt) (6)||Sternal wound infections (2)|
|G. polyisoprenivorans||Endocarditis (CVC) (3);† bacteremia (CVC) (3)†|
|G. otitidis||Bacteremia (CVC) (6)||Otitis externa (6)||Bronchitis (8)|
|G. sputi||Bacteremia (CVC) (2)†; endocarditis (CVC) (2); mediastinitis (surgery) (2)|
|G. araii||Arthritis (bioabsorbable tapered screw) (10)|
*ENT, ear, nose, throat; CVC, central venous catheter. Patients were immunocompetent unless otherwise noted. When infection was associated with a medical device, the device is listed in parentheses.
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