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Bacteremia caused by Desulfovibrio fairfieldensis


Desulfovibrio species are anaerobic gramnegative, pleomorphic bacilli rarely causing infection in humans. In the present report, we describe a case of bacteremia caused by Desulfovibrio fairfieldensis. The patient, for whom biapenem was administered, rapidly improved without any sequelae. As far as we know, this is the first case report of infection by Desulfovibrio species in Japan.

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Urata, T., Kikuchi, M., Hino, T. et al. Bacteremia caused by Desulfovibrio fairfieldensis . J Infect Chemother 14, 368–370 (2008).

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Key words

  • Desulfovibrio fairfieldensis
  • Bacteremia
  • Biapenem