Brachybacterium nesterenkovii isolated from a human blood culture-a first report

Brummaier, T. and Hinfothong, P. and Soe, N. L. and Tongmanakit, J. and Watthanaworawit, W. and Ling, C.. (2020) Brachybacterium nesterenkovii isolated from a human blood culture-a first report. New microbes and new infections, 36. p. 100699.

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Brachybacterium is a genus of Gram-positive bacteria that rarely causes infections in humans. Here we report the case of an 8-month-old infant who presented with an acute febrile illness. During the diagnostic process, a blood culture was positive with Gram-positive cocci that were identified as Brachybacterium nesterenkovii by MALDI-TOF. As a result of the unclear clinical significance of this isolate and the continuous febrile state, a second blood culture was taken and returned B. nesterenkovii once more. To our knowledge this is the first time that B. nesterenkovii has been isolated from human blood cultures during the course of a systemic infection.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Medicine (MED)
UniBasel Contributors:Brummaier, Tobias
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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