Actinomyces turicensis Bacteremia Secondary to Pyometra.

Published on Jan 1, 2015in Internal Medicine1.005
· DOI :10.2169/INTERNALMEDICINE.54.4637
Hideharu Hagiya3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Okayama University),
Hiroko Ogawa19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Okayama University)
+ 3 AuthorsFumio Otsuka35
Estimated H-index: 35
(Okayama University)
We herein present a rare case of Actinomyces turicensis bacteremia that was caused by pyometra. The patient was successfully treated with transvaginal drainage and antibiotic therapy. A literature review in MEDLINE showed that there have been only 8 previously reported cases of A. turicensis bacteremia. This infection frequently occurs in patients with visceral abscesses, and blood culture examinations usually reveal a polymicrobial pattern. However, the prognosis of such patients has been reported to generally be benign. Due to difficulties in performing bacterial identification and the wide-spectrum clinical pictures associated with this bacteremia, no comprehensive understanding of the clinical features of each Actinomyces species has yet been established.
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