Ann Clin Microbiol.  2014 Dec;17(4):128-131. 10.5145/ACM.2014.17.4.128.

Eggerthella lenta Bacteremia after Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in an End-Stage Renal Disease Patient

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  • 1Department of Laboratory Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea. leehs@jbnu.ac.kr
  • 2Chonbuk National University Hospital Regional Center for National Culture Collection for Pathogens, Jeonju, Korea.
  • 3Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University-Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Korea.

Abstract

Eggerthella lenta is rarely isolated from blood but may occur as an opportunistic pathogen with high morbidity and mortality. We report a case of E. lenta bacteremia after an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in an end-stage renal disease patient.

Keyword

Bacteremia; Biliary sepsis; Eggerthella lenta
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