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Journal of Medicine and Life Science 2016;13(1):22-24.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22730/jmls.2016.13.1.22    Published online December 18, 2018.
Roseomonas gilardii Bacteremia from a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter in a Patient with Endometrial Cancer
Dong Chul Yang, Young Ree Kim, Sung Ha Kang, Jung Mi Kwon
Correspondence:  Young Ree Kim,
Roseomonas gilardii, a Gram-negative, non-motile, non-spore-forming, strictly aerobic, and pink-pigmented coccobacillus, is an uncommon species causing human infection. But, occasionally, it has been reported as a causative organism of opportunistic infection in some countries. We report a case of bacteremia in a 51-year-old woman with endometrial cancer. She visited our outpatient clinic, complaining of cough, headache, and febrile sensation for 3 days after palliative chemotherapy performed 8 days earlier. Cultures of the blood and the peripherally inserted central catheter were performed and bacteria were isolated from cultures after 5 day incubation. Microbiological tests such as Gram staining, culture, and identification testing revealed Roseomonas gilardii. The patient was treated with antibiotics for 9 days and discharged. This case of Roseomonas gilardii bacteremia from the peripherally inserted central catheter in a patient with endometrial cancer suggests the importance of diagnostic tools for accurate identification of unusual causative organisms of bacteremia in immunocompromised patients.
Key Words: Roseomonas gilardii, Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter
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