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A Confirmed Catheter-Related Blood Stream Infection (CRBSI) in an Immunocompetent Patient Due to Myroides odoratimimus: Case Report and Literature Review

Authors Lu Y, Xia W, Zhang X, Ni F, Mei Y

Received 15 October 2019

Accepted for publication 17 December 2019

Published 10 January 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 139—144

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IDR.S234778

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Review by Single anonymous peer review

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Joachim Wink


Yanfei Lu, 1, 2,* Wenying Xia, 1, 2,* Xiaohui Zhang, 1, 2,* Fang Ni, 1, 2 Yaning Mei 1, 2

1Department of Laboratory Medicine, Jiangsu Province Hospital and Nanjing Medical University First Affiliated Hospital, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China; 2National Key Clinical Department of Laboratory Medicine, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China

*These authors contributed equally to this work

Correspondence: Fang Ni; Yaning Mei
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Jiangsu Province Hospital, Guangzhou Street No. 300, Nanjing 210029, People’s Republic of China
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Abstract: The genus Myroides are gram-negative bacilli which are completely aerobic, non-motile, non-fermenting and yellow-pigmented with a characteristic fruity odor. Myroides species are widely found in the environment, especially in water and soil, and are considered as low-grade opportunistic pathogens for humans. Myroides infections are most commonly seen in immunocompromised patients and only rarely occur in immunocompetent patients. We here report the first confirmed catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) due to Myroides odoratimimus in an immunocompetent patient. We also review the literature related to Myroides infections.

Keywords: Myroides odoratimimus, CRBSI, immunocompetent patient

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