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Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
Volume 25 (2014), Issue 5, Pages 255-256
Case Report

Dokdonella Koreensis Bacteremia: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Boeun Lee1 and Mitchell R Weinstein2

1Tufts Medical Center, Department of Infectious Diseases, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
2Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Section, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Dokdonella koreensis is a non-spore-forming, aerobic, Gram-negative bacillus that was initially isolated from soil. The pathogenicity of this organism in humans remains unclear. The authors report a case of successfully treated D koreensis bacteremia in a patient with a hematological malignancy who presented with a fever and palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia.