We describe a case of Chryseobacterium indologenes bacteremia in a leukemia patient with chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) 6 months after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. Blood cultures from a vein and via Hickman catheter grew C. indologenes. The patient was successfully treated with piperacillin/tazobactam and the infection did not recur. Our case indicates that C. indologenes infection can occur in patients with GVHD after allogeneic BMT and might be treated with a single agent, piperacillin/tazobactam without the removal of intravascular catheter.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases