Dokdonella koreensis bacteremia related to a central venous catheter

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“The authors report a case of successfully treated D koreensis bacteremia in a patient with a hematological malignancy who presented with a fever and palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia.” Lee and Weinstein (2014).

Reference:

Lee, B. and Weinstein, M.R. (2014) Dokdonella koreensis bacteremia: A case report and review of the literature. The Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology. 25(5), p.255-6.

Abstract:

Dokdonella koreensis is a non-spore-forming, aerobic, Gram-negative bacillus that was initially isolated from soil. The pathogenicity of this organism in humans remains unclear. The authors report a case of successfully treated D koreensis bacteremia in a patient with a hematological malignancy who presented with a fever and palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia.

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