Bacteriemia por Actinomyces odontolyticus

  1. Ordieres-Ortega, L 1
  2. García-Fernández-Bravo, I 1
  3. Demelo-Rodríguez, P 1
  4. Cervilla-Muñoz, E 1
  5. Álvarez-Sala, LA 1
  1. 1 Departamento de Medicina Interna. Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón. Madrid. España
Revista Española de Casos Clínicos en Medicina Interna (RECCMI)

ISSN: 2530-0792

Year of publication: 2016

Volume: 0

Issue: 1

Pages: 20-22

Type: Article

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History. A 47-year-old male, HIV negative. He reported fever and an injury on his right groin with signs of infection. He had injected himself cocaine on that area. Tests. Blood cultures: A. odontolyticus. Computerized tomography: septic venous thrombosis with endoluminal gas in the common femoral vein, right iliac external and common femoral vein. Evolution. The patient admitted on licking the needle prior to drug injection. Enoxaparin and amoxicilin-clavulanate were initiated. Diagnosis. Bacteriemia and septic thrombophlebitis by A. odontolyticus. Discussion. A. odontolyticus is a common pathogen in the oral cavity and systemic infections in immunocompetent patients are rare.

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