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Anaerobiospirillum succiniciproducens bacteraemia


This report describes a case of bacteraemia caused by Anaerobiospirillum succiniciproducens. Anaerobiospirillum succiniciproducens is a rare cause of bacteraemia in humans, and when encountered usually occurs in immunocompromised patients. The organism is an anaerobic, spiral shaped, Gram negative bacillus with bipolar tufts of flagella. In this report, the morphology, with special reference to electron microscopic features, culture characteristics, and antimicrobial susceptibility are described.

  • Anaerobiospirillum
  • bacteraemia
  • electron microscopic features
  • immunocompromised
  • MIC, minimum inhibitory concentration
  • NCCLS, National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards

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