Four cases of bacteraemia caused by Fusobacterium nucleatum in febrile, neutropenic patients

Gabriella Terhes, Klára Piukovics, Edit Urbán, Elisabeth Nagy

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Abstract

Although bacteraemia caused by obligate anaerobic bacteria is a rare event, this phenomenon will be an emerging problem among oncohaematological patients. We report four cases of bacteraemia caused by Fusobacterium nucleatum in febrile, neutropenic patients over a 10 month period. All patients had haematological malignancy and severe neutropenia, and three of them suffered from oral mucositis or oedema of the oral mucosal surfaces, which was the probable portal of entry. All isolated strains were susceptible to standard anti-anaerobic antibiotics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1046-1049
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of medical microbiology
Volume60
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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