Eggerthella lenta bacteremia in a Crohn's disease patient after ileocecal resection

Venkata R. Thota, Sunil Dacha, Aparna Natarajan, Judith Nerad

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Eggerthella lenta is an anaerobic, nonspore-forming Gram-positive rod and is a common gut commensal. Bacteremia from this organism is rare but when present is always clinically significant. Gastrointestinal disease and malignancy are the most common causes for bacteremia from this organism. Eggerthella species have been isolated in feces from patients with inflammatory bowel disease, but bacteremia has not been reported to the best of our knowledge. Here we report the case of a young African-American female with Crohn's disease who developed Eggerthella lenta bacteremia after ileocaecal resection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)595-597
Number of pages3
JournalFuture Microbiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2011


  • bacteremia
  • Crohn's disease
  • Eggerthella lenta

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)


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