An Unusual Case of Moraxella osleonsis Bacteremia in an Immunocompetent Patient With SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Cureus. 2020 Aug 31;12(8):e10154. doi: 10.7759/cureus.10154.


Moraxella osleonsis (M.osleonsis ) is an organism that rarely presents with bacteremia in immunocompetent patients. We report a case of an immunocompetent 59-year-old male with a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection that developed M. osleonsis bacteremia. We believe that SARS-CoV-2 infection may have played a role in developing M. osleonsis bacteremia in this patient and may be one of the first reported cases of such bacteremia in a COVID-19 patient.

Keywords: bacteremia; cd-4; cd-8; coronavirus; covid-19; immunocompetent; immunocompromised; moraxella; regulatory t cells; t cells.

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