Flavobacterium group IIb bacteremia: report of a case and review of Flavobacterium infections

Med Microbiol Immunol. 1987;176(2):103-11. doi: 10.1007/BF00200682.


A case of nonfatal Flavobacterium CDC group IIb bacteremia in a hospitalized woman is presented. The portal of entry of the organism was either an intravenous line or an open, eroded wound associated with bilateral breast carcinoma. Flavobacterium infections in the post-neonatal age group are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bacterial Infections / microbiology*
  • Breast Neoplasms / complications
  • Female
  • Flavobacterium / isolation & purification*
  • Humans
  • Sepsis / microbiology*