Catheter-related bacteremia by Cupriavidus metallidurans

Tiziana D'Inzeo, Rosaria Santangelo, Giulia De Angelis, Ivana Palucci, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Teresa Spanu, Barbara Fiori Alfarano, Alessia Giaquinto, Giancarlo Scoppettuolo, Viviana Di Florio, Viola Conte, Tommaso Giani, Gian Maria Rossolini

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Abstract

Cupriavidus bacteremia is a rare infection and identification of the pathogen is difficult. We present four cases of bacteremia by Cupriavidus metallidurans that were initially identified to the genus level by both Bruker and Vitek matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry and later identified to the species level by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. To our knowledge, these are the first cases of C. metallidurans catheter-related infections. Patients were successfully treated with antibiotic therapy and catheter removal.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-12
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume81
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Catheter-related bacteremia
  • Cupriavidus

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