Cupriavidus bacteremia is a rare infection and identification of the pathogen is difficult. We present four cases of bacteremia by Cupriavidus metallidurans that were initially identified to the genus level by both Bruker and Vitek matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry and later identified to the species level by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. To our knowledge, these are the first cases of C. metallidurans catheter-related infections. Patients were successfully treated with antibiotic therapy and catheter removal.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2015|
- Catheter-related bacteremia
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases