J. S. Goodman, M.D., F.A.C.P.; S. J. Bodner, M.D.; M. G. Koenig, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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During the past 6 years, 34 patients with bacteremia due to Bacteroides species have been observed by the Infectious Diseases Unit at Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tenn. This represented 6% of all cases of Gram-negative rod bacteremia. The majority of these infections were hospital associated and tended to occur in postoperative patients; procedures involving surgery or injury of the bowel were frequent. Eight patients had the syndrome of Gram-negative shock. There were few clinical findings to differentiate bacteroides sepsis from Gram-negative bacteremia due to aerobic microorganisms except for several instances of septic pulmonary emboli.
The bacteroides strains isolated were generally
Goodman JS, Bodner SJ, Koenig MG. Bacteroides Bacteremia.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:796. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-796_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):796.
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