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A Case of Anaerobiospirillum succiniciproducens Isolated from Blood Culture

Case report

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2012 June, Volume 15, Issue 2, pages 74-77.

A Case of Anaerobiospirillum succiniciproducens Isolated from Blood Culture

Woo Ri Jang1, Chung Hyun Nahm1, Yeon Sook Moon1, Young Soo Je1, Dongeun Yong2, Jin Ju Kim1
Departments of Laboratory Medicine, 1Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, 2Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea


Anaerobiospirillum succiniciproducens is a spiral-shaped, gram-negative anaerobic bacterium. A. succiniciproducens is a rare cause of bacteremia in human, especially immunocompromised patients. This organism may be mistakenly identified when using an automated bacterial identification system, and may be mistaken for Campylobacter spp. when using Gram staining. We report a case of bacteremia caused by A. succiniciproducens, which was negative for catalase, oxidase, and urease and confirmed by 16S rRNA sequencing (analysis revealed a 99% similarity), in a 69-year-old patient who was undergoing chemotherapy for treatment of a malignancy. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of bacteremia caused by A. succiniciproducens in Korea. (Korean J Clin Microbiol 2012;15:74-77)


Anaerobiospirillum succiniciproducens, Bacteremia, Blood culture