Bacteroides fragilis

a case study of bacteremia and septic arthritis.

Tareese Martin, Hassan Abdel-Aziz

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Abstract

A 67-year-old African-American male presented with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and knee pain. Four sets of blood cultures were collected and resulted in the growth of Bacteroides fragilis in all anaerobic bottles. Later, a fluid and tissue sample from the patient's knee grew the same species of bacteria. The patient was placed on intravenous antibiotics to fight the infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-135
Number of pages5
JournalClinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology
Volume22
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Bacteroides fragilis
Infectious Arthritis
Bottles
Bacteremia
Knee
Bacteria
Blood
Tissue
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Fluids
African Americans
Nausea
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Fever
Pain
Growth
Infection
Blood Culture

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Bacteroides fragilis : a case study of bacteremia and septic arthritis. / Martin, Tareese; Abdel-Aziz, Hassan.

In: Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology, Vol. 22, No. 3, 01.01.2009, p. 131-135.

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