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Streptomyces Bacteremia: Case Report and Review of the Literature

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

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: July 2014 - Volume 22 - Issue 4 - p 194–197
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0000000000000124
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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.

From the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School and Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI.

Correspondence to: Carol A. Kauffman, MD, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, 2215 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. E-mail:

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.