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Tsukamurella tyrosinosolvens - An unusual case report of bacteremic pneumonia after lung transplantation

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Author(s): Ménard Armelle | Degrange Sébastien | Peuchant Olivia | Nguyen Thi | Dromer Claire | Maugein Jeanne

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

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 30;
Date: 2009;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Abstract Background Lung transplant recipients have an increased risk for actinomycetales infection secondary to immunosuppressive regimen. Case presentation A case of pulmonary infection with bacteremia due to Tsukamurella tyrosinosolvens in a 54-year old man who underwent a double lung transplantation four years previously is presented. Conclusion The identification by conventional biochemical assays was unsuccessful and hsp gene sequencing was used to identify Tsukamurella tyrosinosolvens.
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