Five cases of bacteraemia due to Gordonia species

James C.M. Brust, Susan Whittier, Brian E. Scully, Carlton C. McGregor, Michael T. Yin

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Gordonia species are aerobic Gram-positive bacilli and a rare cause of human disease. To our knowledge, there are only two cases of human infection with Gordonia sputi reported in the literature. We report five cases of bacteraemia due to Gordonia species at our institution since 2005, including four caused by G. sputi. Three of these cases were likely related to chronic indwelling central venous catheters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1376-1378
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medical Microbiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)


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