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Emerg Infect Dis. 2000 Jul-Aug; 6(4): 382–385.
PMCID: PMC2640886

Bacteremia and endocarditis caused by a Gordonia species in a patient with a central venous catheter.

Abstract

We report the first case of endocarditis caused by a Gordonia species genetically related to G. sputi but exhibiting some atypical biochemical features in a 31-year-old woman with a central venous catheter. This unusual pathogen may be a new cause of opportunistic infections in patients with severe underlying diseases.

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