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Corynebacterium aquaticum septicaemia in a neutropenic patient.
  1. C Moore,
  2. R Norton
  1. Division of Clinical Microbiology, Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide, Australia.


    Corynebacteria are a well recognised cause of sepsis in the immunocompromised patient. Corynebacterium aquaticum, however, is rarely seen in the clinical setting, being an environmental organism associated with fresh water. A septicaemic episode caused by this organism in a 74 year old neutropenic woman with an indwelling central venous catheter is reported. It is postulated that the source of the organism was untreated stored rainwater which she used for showering.

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