First report of Gordonibacter pamelaeae bacteremia

J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Jan;48(1):319-22. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01459-09. Epub 2009 Nov 18.

Abstract

We report the first case of Gordonibacter pamelaeae bacteremia, identified by phenotypic tests and 16S rRNA sequencing in a patient with disseminated rectosigmoid carcinoma and responsive to amoxicillin-clavulanate. The bacterium was a nonsporulating, anaerobic, gram-positive, nonmotile, coccobacillus that was catalase, arginine dihydrolase, and arginine acrylamidase positive. The gastrointestinal tract is probably its reservoir.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Actinobacteria / classification
  • Actinobacteria / genetics
  • Actinobacteria / isolation & purification*
  • Actinobacteria / physiology
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate Combination / therapeutic use
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Bacteremia / diagnosis*
  • Bacteremia / microbiology*
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • DNA, Bacterial / chemistry
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • DNA, Ribosomal / chemistry
  • DNA, Ribosomal / genetics
  • Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections / diagnosis*
  • Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Rectal Neoplasms / complications
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • DNA, Bacterial
  • DNA, Ribosomal
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
  • Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate Combination

Associated data

  • GENBANK/GQ292558