Tsukamurella paurometabolum: A Novel Pathogen Causing Catheter-Related Bacteremia in Patients with Cancer

Charles L. Shapiro, Rachel F. Haft, Nelson M. Gantz, Gary V. Doern, John C. Christenson, O'brien Richard, Janies C. Overall, Barbara A. Brown, Richard J. Wallace

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Abstract

Tsukamurella paurometabolum is a weakly acid-fast, pleomorphic gram-positive bacterium found in soil. Human infection due to this organism has rarely been described, and there are no published accounts of bacteremia. Three cases of bacteremia due to T. paurometabolum and related to long-term use of a central venous catheter in patients with cancer who were receiving chemotherapy are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-203
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1992

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Shapiro, C. L., Haft, R. F., Gantz, N. M., Doern, G. V., Christenson, J. C., Richard, O., Overall, J. C., Brown, B. A., & Wallace, R. J. (1992). Tsukamurella paurometabolum: A Novel Pathogen Causing Catheter-Related Bacteremia in Patients with Cancer. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 14(1), 200-203. https://doi.org/10.1093/clinids/14.1.200