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Clearance of Cellulosimicrobium cellulans Bacteremia in a Child without Central Venous Catheter Removal

By Marie-Claire Rowlinson, David A. Bruckner, Claudia Hinnebusch, Karin Nielsen and Jaime G. Deville


Cellulosimicrobium cellulans (formerly known as Oerskovia xanthineolytica) rarely causes human infection. Infections have been reported in immunocompromised hosts or in patients with foreign bodies, such as catheters, where treatment has generally involved removal of the foreign body. We report on a case in which the organism was isolated in multiple blood cultures from a 13-year-old male. After initial therapy failed, treatment with vancomycin and rifampin resulted in infection clearance without removal of the central venous catheter

Topics: Case Reports
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
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