Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 2003 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 14 |Article ID 840103 |

Marissa L Becker, Amar A Suchak, Joyce N Wolfe, Ryan Zarychanski, Amin Kabani, Lindsay E Nicolle, "Mycobacterium neoaurum Bacteremia in a Hemodialysis Patient", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 14, Article ID 840103, 4 pages, 2003.

Mycobacterium neoaurum Bacteremia in a Hemodialysis Patient

Received21 Sep 2001
Accepted14 Feb 2002


Bacteremia due to Mycobacterium neoaurum, a rapidly growing mycobacterium, is described in a diabetic woman on hemodialysis. This is the first reported case of M neoaurum bacteremia in Canada. The organism initially grew on standard BacT/Alert SA aerobic blood cultures, and was subsequently positively identified using 16S rRNA sequence analysis. The present case serves to reinforce the need for a high index of clinical suspicion of infections caused by unusual microorganisms in the context of an immunocompromised host.

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