Development of arthrobacter woluwensis bacteremia in a patient with multiple myeloma: A case report and comprehensive literature review

Chan Hyuk Park, Min Seok Han, Jae Kyung Kim, Su Jin Jeong, Nam Su Ku, Hyewon Kim, Sun Bean Kim, Hae sun Chung, Sang Hoon Han, Jun Yong Choi, Jin Seok Kim, Dongeun Yong, Young Goo Song, Kyungwon Lee, June Myung Kim

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Abstract

Arthrobacter spp., which are coryneform gram-positive bacilli, are widely distributed in the environment, including soil. In humans, infection with Arthrobacter is recognized as an opportunistic infection. In particular, since the first reported case in 1996, human infection by A. woluwensis has been reported only four times. We report on a case of A. woluwensis bacteremia in a 76-year-old female patient with multiple myeloma. Performance of 16S rRNA gene sequence analyses resulted in identification of A. woluwensis. The patient was treated with teicoplanin, and the central venous port was removed. Since then, no growth has been observed on repeated blood cultures. The patient was discharged well after the fever subsided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages5
JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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