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
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Goodman JS, Bodner SJ, Koenig MG. Bacteroides Bacteremia.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;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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