Leptotrichia buccalis bacteremia in two patients with acute myelogenous leukemia

Hasan S. Bhally, Clara Lema, Mark Romagnoli, Anita Borek, Teresa Wakefield, Karen C. Carroll

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Abstract

Leptotrichia buccalis is rarely implicated in systemic disease. We report two patients with clinically significant L. buccalis bacteremia which developed during the neutropenia secondary to chemotherapy. Based upon our experience, L. buccalis bacteremia should be considered in certain high-risk immunocompromised patients with mucositis and/or gingivitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-353
Number of pages4
JournalAnaerobe
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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