Catheter-related bacteremia by Cupriavidus metallidurans

Tiziana D'Inzeo, Rosaria Santangelo, Barbara Fiori, Giulia De Angelis, Viola Conte, Alessia Giaquinto, Ivana Palucci, Giancarlo Scoppettuolo, Viviana Di Florio, Tommaso Giani, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Gian Maria Rossolini, Teresa Spanu

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-12
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Catheter-related bacteremia
  • Cupriavidus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine(all)


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