Catheter-associated Nocardia higoensis bacteremia in a child with acute lymphocytic leukemia

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Abstract

A 23-month-old child with leukemia who was receiving chemotherapy developed fevers. Serial blood cultures from a central venous catheter and a peripheral venous site grew an organism identified by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and phenotypic analysis as Nocardia higoensis, an opportunistic organism isolated once previously from a pulmonary infection in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-471
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011

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