Gluconobacter belongs to the acetic acid bacteria (AAB), which are microorganisms commonly found in the environment and used in the food industry. These bacteria have increasingly been reported as organisms that can potentially infect humans. We report a case of Gluconobacter spp. bloodstream infection associated with endocardial lesions in a 25 year-old female intravenous drug abuser. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of Gluconobacter spp. endocarditis reported in the literature. For the first time we report that a multiresistant strain belonging to the genus Gluconobacter can cause endocarditis, giving evidence to the fact that this microorganism should be considered a new opportunistic human pathogen.

First report of endocarditis by Gluconobacter spp. in a patient with a history of intravenous-drug abuse

BASSETTI, MATTEO;
2013

Abstract

Gluconobacter belongs to the acetic acid bacteria (AAB), which are microorganisms commonly found in the environment and used in the food industry. These bacteria have increasingly been reported as organisms that can potentially infect humans. We report a case of Gluconobacter spp. bloodstream infection associated with endocardial lesions in a 25 year-old female intravenous drug abuser. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of Gluconobacter spp. endocarditis reported in the literature. For the first time we report that a multiresistant strain belonging to the genus Gluconobacter can cause endocarditis, giving evidence to the fact that this microorganism should be considered a new opportunistic human pathogen.
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