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Infectious disease
The Korean Journal of Medicine 2019;94(6): 530-532.
특별한 기저 질환 없이 충수돌기염 수술 후에 발생한 Eggerthella lenta 균혈증
정사라, 박현영, 홍인택, 강재빈, 문수연, 박기호, 이미숙, 손준성
경희대학교 의과대학 내과학교실
Eggerthella Lenta Bacteremia after Appendectomy in a Healthy Patient
Sara Jeong, Hyun-Young Park, In-Taik Hong, Jae-Bin Kang, Soo-Youn Moon, Ki-Ho Park, Mi Suk Lee, Jun Seong Son
Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Jun Seong Son ,Tel: +82-2-440-6129, Fax: +82-2-440-7073, Email: isonjs@naver.com
Received: August 29, 2015;   Revised: February 16, 2017;   Accepted: March 21, 2019.
ABSTRACT
Eggerthella lenta (E. lenta) has been reported to cause bacteremia in patients with gastrointestinal tract disorders or malignancies and in immunocompromised patients. Cases of E. lenta have been increasing with the recent development of testing equipment. The mortality rate due to E. lenta bacteremia is high. The authors report a case of E. lenta bacteremia in an immunocompetent patient.
Keywords: Eggerthella lenta; Bacteremia
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