Granulicatella adiacens bacteremia in an elderly trauma patient

Jason C. Gardenier, Tjasa Hranjec, Robert G. Sawyer, Hugo Bonatti

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Abstract

Background: Granulicatella adiacens is a normal commensal of human mucosal surfaces, inhabiting the oral cavity and urogenital and gastrointestinal tracts and only rarely causing disease. These gram-positive cocci can be difficult to identify. Case report: We report a first case of bacteremia caused by Granulicatella adiacens in an elderly female trauma victim. The infection was diagnosed accurately, and the patient was treated successfully. Conclusion: Granulicatella adiacens may be a more important pathogen than thus far recognized because of a lack of adequate diagnostic resources. Standards for sensitivity testing are needed urgently.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-253
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Infections
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

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Gram-Positive Cocci
Bacteremia
Mouth
Gastrointestinal Tract
Wounds and Injuries
Infection

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  • Surgery
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Gardenier, J. C., Hranjec, T., Sawyer, R. G., & Bonatti, H. (2011). Granulicatella adiacens bacteremia in an elderly trauma patient. Surgical Infections, 12(3), 251-253. https://doi.org/10.1089/sur.2010.059

Granulicatella adiacens bacteremia in an elderly trauma patient. / Gardenier, Jason C.; Hranjec, Tjasa; Sawyer, Robert G.; Bonatti, Hugo.

In: Surgical Infections, Vol. 12, No. 3, 01.06.2011, p. 251-253.

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Gardenier, JC, Hranjec, T, Sawyer, RG & Bonatti, H 2011, 'Granulicatella adiacens bacteremia in an elderly trauma patient', Surgical Infections, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 251-253. https://doi.org/10.1089/sur.2010.059
Gardenier, Jason C. ; Hranjec, Tjasa ; Sawyer, Robert G. ; Bonatti, Hugo. / Granulicatella adiacens bacteremia in an elderly trauma patient. In: Surgical Infections. 2011 ; Vol. 12, No. 3. pp. 251-253.
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