The genus Myroides are gram-negative bacilli which are completely aerobic, non-motile, non-fermenting and yellow-pigmented with a characteristic fruity odor. Myroides species are widely found in the environment, especially in water and soil, and are considered as low-grade opportunistic pathogens for humans. Myroides infections are most commonly seen in immunocompromised patients and only rarely occur in immunocompetent patients. We here report the first confirmed catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) due to Myroides odoratimimus in an immunocompetent patient. We also review the literature related to Myroides infections.Reference:
Lu, Y., Xia, W., Zhang, X., Ni, F. and Mei, Y. (2020) A Confirmed Catheter-Related Blood Stream Infection (CRBSI) in an Immunocompetent Patient Due to Myroides odoratimimus: Case Report and Literature Review. Infection and Drug Resistance. January 10th. doi: 10.2147/IDR.S234778. eCollection 2020.