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Clostridium baratii bacteremia associated with Kawasaki syndrome. First case report

  • Autori: Iaria, C.; Stassi, G.; SALPIETRO DAMIANO, C.; LA MAZZA, A.; Silipigni, L.; Arena, A.; Costa, G.; Cascio, A.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2007
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista
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We experienced a case of a 3-year-old boy who presented signs and symptoms of Kawasaki syndrome. Two blood culture sets were processed by the hospital microbiology laboratory using a standard blood culturing system. The anaerobic bottles gave a positive result at day 3 after inoculation. The biochemical profiles produced by the RapID ANA II System showed that the organism was Clostridium baratii with a probability of 99%. Our case highlights the importance of C. baratii as a potential human pathogen and reports the associations with manifestations, which, to our knowledge, have not been previously described concomitantly with a clostridial infection.