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Delftia Acidovorans Bacteremia in an Intravenous Drug Abuser

Rocco J. Perla1 and Eric L. Knutson1
  • 1 HealthAlliance Hospitals, United States

Abstract

Delftia acidovorans (Comamonas acidovorans) is an aerobic, non-fastidious, non-fermentative gram-negative bacillus classified in the Pseudomonas rRNA homology group III that is generally regarded as an environmental organism found in soil and water and as a non-pathogen. We report the first case of systemic D. acidovorans infection in a patient without a long-term immunosuppressive condition where D. acidovorans has been recovered in pure culture as a primary pathogen.

American Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume 1 No. 2, 2005, 73-74

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajidsp.2005.73.74

Submitted On: 12 February 2005 Published On: 30 June 2005

How to Cite: Perla, R. J. & Knutson, E. L. (2005). Delftia Acidovorans Bacteremia in an Intravenous Drug Abuser. American Journal of Infectious Diseases, 1(2), 73-74. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajidsp.2005.73.74

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Keywords

  • Bacteremia
  • Delftia acidovorans
  • drug paraphernalia
  • water contamination