Tsukamurella tyrosinosolvens intravascular catheter-related bacteremia in a haematology patient: a case report

Karunakaran, R.; Halim, H.A.; Ng, K.P.; Hanifah, Y.A.; Chin, E.; Jaafar, F.L.; Abubakar, S. (2011) Tsukamurella tyrosinosolvens intravascular catheter-related bacteremia in a haematology patient: a case report. European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, 15 (11). pp. 1343-1346. ISSN 1128-3602

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Abstract

Tsukamurella spp. are a rare but important cause of intravascular catheter-related bacteremia in immunocompromised patients. The organism is an aerobic, Gram-positive, weakly acid-fast bacillus that is difficult to differentiate using standard laboratory methods from other aerobic actinomycetales such as Nocardia spp., Rhododoccus spp., Gordonia spp., and the rapid growing Mycobacterium spp. We report a case of Tsukamurella tyrosinosolvens catheter-related bacteremia in a 51-year-old haematology patient who responded to treatment with imipenem and subsequent line removal. 16srRNA sequencing allowed for the prompt identification of this organism.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Karunakaran, R.
  2. Halim, H.A.
  3. Ng, K.P.
  4. Hanifah, Y.A.
  5. Chin, E.
  6. Jaafar, F.L.
  7. Abubakar, S.
Journal or Publication Title: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Additional Information: Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. rina@ummc.edu.my
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medical Microbiology
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Maisarah Mohd Muksin
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 11:44
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2012 11:44
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3939

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