Agrobacterium radiobacter and CDC Group Ve-2 bacteremia

Dean A Blumberg, James D. Cherry

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Abstract

Agrobacterium radiobacter and CDC Group Ve-2 are rare human pathogens. The simultaneous infection with both of these bacteria in an immunocompromised host is reported. Review of the UCLA microbiology laboratory records revealed one additional case of A. radiobacter bacteremia and two additional cases of CDC Group Ve-2 bacteremia over a 3-year period. The clinical experience with these organisms is reviewed. Both organisms are opportunistic pathogens with a predilection for patients with foreign bodies in place. Although CDC Group Ve-2 bacteremia may respond to antibiotic therapy alone, the cure of A. radiobacter infections often requires foreign body removal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-355
Number of pages5
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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