Gordonia species: Emerging pathogens in pediatric patients that are identified by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing

Anne J. Blaschke, Jeffrey Bender, Carrie L. Byington, Kent Korgenski, Judy Daly, Cathy A. Petti, Andrew T. Pavia, Krow Ampofo

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Abstract

Gordonia species are emerging pathogens that are often misidentified as Rhodococcus or Nocardia species but are reliably distinguished by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing. We present a case series of 6 episodes of catheter-associated infection caused by Gordonia species in 5 patients seen at a tertiary care pediatric hospital and describe the management and outcomes of this infection in adults and children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-486
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume45
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 15 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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