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Volume 6, Number 4—August 2000

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Bacteremia and Endocarditis Caused by a Gordonia Species in a Patient with a Central Venous Catheter

Olivier Lesens*Comments to Author , Yves Hansmann*, Philippe Riegel†, Rémy Heller†, Mohamed Benaissa-Djellouli*, Martin Martinot*, Hélène Petit‡, and Daniel Christmann*
Author affiliations: *Service des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Clinique Médicale A, Hôpitaux Universitaires, Strasbourg, France; †Laboratoire de Bactériologie, Faculté de Médecine, ‡Service de Chirurgie Cardio-Vasculaire, Hôpitaux Universitaires, Strasbourg, France

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Table 2

Types of infection caused by Gordonia species and patients' underlying conditions

Type of infection Cases (No.) Age (yrs) Gordonia species Underlying conditions Authors
Sternal wound 7 51 to 68 G. bronchialis Surgery Richet et al. (10)
Mediastinitis 1 54 G. sputi Surgery Kuwabara et al. (12)
Brain abscess 1 40 G. terrae None Drancourt et al. (14)
1 3 G. terrae Cerebral tumor Drancourt et al. (13)
Lung infection 1 29 G. rubropertincta Tuberculosis Hart et al. (11)
Bacteremia due to central venous catheter 2 43 Gordonia spa Breast and ovarian cancer Buchman et al. (2)
65 G. terrae Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction syndrome
Bacteremia due to cutaneous lesions 1 34 G. sputi Metastatic melanoma IL2 treatmentb Riegel et al. (1)
Skin infection 1 7 G. terrae None Martin et al. (16)

aNot identified;
bIL2 = interleukin-2.

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