Actinobaculum bacteremia: A report of 12 cases

Eric Gomez, Daniel R. Gustafson, Jon E. Rosenblatt, Robin Patel

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Actinobaculum species are anaerobic Gram-positive rods that have previously been associated with urinary tract infection (UTI) in the elderly. We report 12 patients with Actinobaculum bacteremia. Only 40% of blood cultures were clinically considered significant by the treating physicians, but most patients were treated for UTI, suggesting a possible urinary source of bacteremia. Clinicians should be aware of the pathogenic potential of Actinobaculum spp.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4311-4313
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)


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