Annals of Clinical Microbiology, The official Journal of the Korean Society of Clinical Microbiology


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Two Cases of Bacteremias Caused by Clostridium ramosum

Case report

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2015 September, Volume 18, Issue 3, pages 98-101.

Two Cases of Bacteremias Caused by Clostridium ramosum

Yong Kwan Lim, Se Min Oh, Oh Joo Kweon, Mi-Kyung Lee

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea


Clostridium ramosum is Gram-positive anaerobic bacillus and is known as a non-pathogenic enteric bacterium. It is a member of the RIC group, which is a subgroup of Clostridium having atypical characteristics. Rarely, it has been reported as a pathogen of otitis media in young children or the cause of infection in immunosuppressed adults. Here, we report the first two Korean cases of C. ramosum bacteremia in colon cancer and pressure sore cases, respectively. (Ann Clin Microbiol 2015;18:98-101)


Bacteremia, Clostridium ramosum, Immunocompromised host