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Post-ERCP bacteremia caused by Alcaligenes xylosoxidans in a patient with pancreas cancer

Author(s): Yilmaz Gurdal | Aydin Kemalettin | Koksal Iftihar | Caylan Rahmet | Akcay Korhan | Arslan Mehmet

Journal: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
ISSN 1476-0711

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 19;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Abstract Alcaligenes xylosoxidans is an aerobic, motile, oxidase and catalase positive, nonfermentative Gram negative bacillus. This bacterium has been isolated from intestine of humans and from various hospital or environmental water sources. A.xylosoxidans is both waterborne and results from the poor-hygienic conditions healthcare workers are in. In this case report, the bacteremia which appeared in a patient with pancreas cancer after ERCP was described.
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