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Open Access Case report

Post-ERCP bacteremia caused by Alcaligenes xylosoxidans in a patient with pancreas cancer

Gurdal Yilmaz1*, Kemalettin Aydin1, Iftihar Koksal1, Rahmet Caylan1, Korhan Akcay1 and Mehmet Arslan2

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1 Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Karadeniz Technical University School of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey

2 Department of Gastroenterology, Karadeniz Technical University School of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey

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Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2006, 5:19  doi:10.1186/1476-0711-5-19

Published: 1 September 2006

Abstract

Alcaligenes xylosoxidans is an aerobic, motile, oxidase and catalase positive, nonfermentative Gram negative bacillus. This bacterium has been isolated from intestine of humans and from various hospital or environmental water sources. A.xylosoxidans is both waterborne and results from the poor-hygienic conditions healthcare workers are in. In this case report, the bacteremia which appeared in a patient with pancreas cancer after ERCP was described.