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A Case of Bacteremia due to Gemella morbillorum
Min Ju Kim, M.D.1, Yoon Soo Park, M.D.2, Sue-Yun Kim, M.D.1, Yiel-Hae Seo, M.D.2 Uk Sun Chang, M.D1. and Yong Kyun Cho, M.D.1
Departments of Internal Medicine1, Laboratory Medicine2, Gachon Medical School, Incheon, Korea
Vol.37 Num.4 (p226~229)
Gemella morbillorum is catalase-negative, facultative, anaerobic, gram-positive cocci which is generally thought to be normal inhabitants of mucous membrane in oral cavity, upper respiratory tract, and genitourinary tract of human. It rarely causes infective endocaditis, bacteremia, pneumonia, and localized infection such as lung empyema, brain abscess, and liver abscess. We report a case of bacteremia caused by G. morbillorum in a 44-year-old man who had been an alcoholic and suffered from dental caries. He was successfully treated with antimicrobial therapy
Keywords : Gemella morbillorum, Bacteremia, Pneumonia