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Recurrent Ochrobactrum anthropi, Treatment, and Clinical Relevance

Hardesty, Jennifer S. PharmD; Juang, Paul PharmD

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: September 2010 - Volume 18 - Issue 5 - p 299-303
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181d5e13c
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We report the case of a patient with a recurrent Ochrobactrum anthropi line infection that was treated with antibiotics and catheter removal. We review reported cases of adult O. anthropi bacteremia in immuncompetent patients for O. anthropi sensitivities, treatment with antibiotics, and antibiotic duration. We also review complications from O. anthropi bacteremia, such as reinfection and septic emboli.

From the St Louis College of Pharmacy, St Louis, MO.

Correspondence to: Jennifer S. Hardesty, PharmD, St Louis College of Pharmacy, 4588 Parkview Place, St Louis, MO 63110. E-mail:

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

Material has not been previously presented and is not being submitted concurrently elsewhere.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.