Granulicatella adiacens bacteremia in an elderly trauma patient

Jason C. Gardenier, Tjasa Hranjec, Robert G. Sawyer, Hugo Bonatti

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Background: Granulicatella adiacens is a normal commensal of human mucosal surfaces, inhabiting the oral cavity and urogenital and gastrointestinal tracts and only rarely causing disease. These gram-positive cocci can be difficult to identify. Case report: We report a first case of bacteremia caused by Granulicatella adiacens in an elderly female trauma victim. The infection was diagnosed accurately, and the patient was treated successfully. Conclusion: Granulicatella adiacens may be a more important pathogen than thus far recognized because of a lack of adequate diagnostic resources. Standards for sensitivity testing are needed urgently.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-253
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Infections
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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