American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Delftia Acidovorans Bacteremia in an Intravenous Drug Abuser

Rocco J. Perla and Eric L. Knutson

DOI : 10.3844/ajidsp.2005.73.74

American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Volume 1, Issue 2

Pages 73-74


Delftia acidovorans (Comamonas acidovorans) is an aerobic, non-fastidious, non-fermentative gram-negative bacillus classified in the Pseudomonas rRNA homology group III that is generally regarded as an environmental organism found in soil and water and as a non-pathogen. We report the first case of systemic D. acidovorans infection in a patient without a long-term immunosuppressive condition where D. acidovorans has been recovered in pure culture as a primary pathogen.


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