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A Case of Granulicatella adiacens Septicemia Identified by 16S rRNA Sequencing Analysis

Case report

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2008 April Volume 11, Issue 1, pages 63-65.

https://doi.org/10.5145/ACM.2008.11.1.63

A Case of Granulicatella adiacens Septicemia Identified by 16S rRNA Sequencing Analysis

Kyeong Seob Shin1, Bo Ra Son1, Hye Won Jeong2
Departments of 1Laboratory Medicine and 2Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea

Abstract

Granulicatella adiacens is one of the fastidious gram positive cocci previously described as nutritionally variant streptococci due to their requirement of L-cysteine, pyridoxal, or thiol compounds for growth. These bacteria have been identified as significant causative agents of endocarditis, opthalmic infections, and meningitis. We report a case of septicemia caused by G. adiacens in an 80-year-old patient with cholangiocarcinoma. The organism was identified by phenotypic and 16S rRNA sequencing analyses. (Korean J Clin Microbiol 2008;11:63-65)

Keywords

Nutritionally variant streptococci, Granulicatella adiacens, Septicemia