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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0000000000000124
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Streptomyces Bacteremia: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Kazarian, Erick R. AB; Kauffman, Carol A. MD

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Abstract: Streptomyces species, belonging to the order Actinomycetales, are ubiquitous in the environment but are rarely known to cause invasive infection in humans. We describe the case of a 74-year-old man who had Streptomyces bacteremia presumably originating from a dental abscess and review the 8 previously reported cases of bacteremic Streptomyces infections.

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