Korean J Med.  2019 Dec;94(6):530-532. 10.3904/kjm.2019.94.6.530.

Eggerthella Lenta Bacteremia after Appendectomy in a Healthy Patient

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. isonjs@naver.com

Abstract

Eggerthella lenta (E. lenta) has been reported to cause bacteremia in patients with gastrointestinal tract disorders or malignancies and in immunocompromised patients. Cases of E. lenta have been increasing with the recent development of testing equipment. The mortality rate due to E. lenta bacteremia is high. The authors report a case of E. lenta bacteremia in an immunocompetent patient.

Keyword

Eggerthella lenta; Bacteremia
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