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Corynebacterium aquaticum septicaemia in a neutropenic patient.

By C Moore and R Norton


Corynebacteria are a well recognised cause of sepsis in the immunocompromised patient. Corynebacterium aquaticum, however, is rarely seen in the clinical setting, being an environmental organism associated with fresh water. A septicaemic episode caused by this organism in a 74 year old neutropenic woman with an indwelling central venous catheter is reported. It is postulated that the source of the organism was untreated stored rainwater which she used for showering

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1995
DOI identifier: 10.1136/jcp.48.10.971
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