Actinomyces turicensis bacteremia secondary to pyometra

Hideharu Hagiya, Hiroko Ogawa, Yusuke Takahashi, Kosuke Kimura, Kan Hasegawa, Fumio Otsuka

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Abstract

We herein present a rare case of Actinomyces turicensis bacteremia that was caused by pyometra. The patient was successfully treated with transvaginal drainage and antibiotic therapy. A literature review in MEDLINE showed that there have been only 8 previously reported cases of A. turicensis bacteremia. This infection frequently occurs in patients with visceral abscesses, and blood culture examinations usually reveal a polymicrobial pattern. However, the prognosis of such patients has been reported to generally be benign. Due to difficulties in performing bacterial identification and the wide-spectrum clinical pictures associated with this bacteremia, no comprehensive understanding of the clinical features of each Actinomyces species has yet been established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2775-2777
Number of pages3
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume54
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2015

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Anti-Bacterial Agents
Infection
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Actinomycosis
  • Blood stream infection
  • Pyometra
  • Rothia dentocariosa

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  • Internal Medicine

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Actinomyces turicensis bacteremia secondary to pyometra. / Hagiya, Hideharu; Ogawa, Hiroko; Takahashi, Yusuke; Kimura, Kosuke; Hasegawa, Kan; Otsuka, Fumio.

In: Internal Medicine, Vol. 54, No. 21, 01.11.2015, p. 2775-2777.

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Hagiya, Hideharu ; Ogawa, Hiroko ; Takahashi, Yusuke ; Kimura, Kosuke ; Hasegawa, Kan ; Otsuka, Fumio. / Actinomyces turicensis bacteremia secondary to pyometra. In: Internal Medicine. 2015 ; Vol. 54, No. 21. pp. 2775-2777.
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