Primary bacteraemia caused by Rhizobium radiobacter in a patient with solid tumours

G. B. Christakis
2006 Journal of Medical Microbiology  
A case of Rhizobium radiobacter primary bacteraemia in a patient with solid tumours is reported. Corticosteroid therapy and diabetes mellitus were the predisposing factors. The patient was treated successfully with amikacin and piperacillin/tazobactam. The clinical isolate was identified as R. radiobacter by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Phytopathogenicity tests and a PCR assay demonstrated that the organism was not a plant pathogen.
doi:10.1099/jmm.0.46411-0 pmid:17005797 fatcat:5al6xr7y5jfoxedmnelx7hcpqy