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Enterococcus raffinosus sinusitis post-Aspergillus flavus paranasal infection, in a patient with myelodysplastic syndrome: report of a case and concise review of pertinent literature
  1. Vincenzo Savini1,
  2. Chiara Catavitello1,
  3. Marco Favaro2,
  4. Gioviana Masciarelli1,
  5. Daniela Astolfi1,
  6. Andrea Balbinot1,
  7. Azaira Bianco1,
  8. Alessandro Mauti3,
  9. Janet Dianetti3,
  10. Carla Fontana2,3,
  11. Claudio D'Amario4,
  12. Domenico D'Antonio1
  1. 1Clinical Microbiology and Virology, Department of Transfusion Medicine, Spirito Santo Hospital, Pescara (Pe), Italy
  2. 2Department of Experimental Medicine and Biochemical Sciences, Tor Vergata University of Rome, Italy
  3. 3Clinical Microbiology Laboratories, Polyclinic of Tor Vergata, Rome (RM), Italy
  4. 4Clinical Pathology, San Liberatore Hospital, Atri (Te), Italy
  1. Correspondence to Vincenzo Savini, Clinical Microbiology and Virology, Department of Transfusion Medicine, Spirito Santo Hospital, via Fonte Romana 8, CAP 65124, Pescara (Pe), Italy; vincsavi{at}


A case of Enterococcus raffinosus nosocomial sinusitis which appeared to complicate a previous Aspergillus flavus paranasal infection is presented. This uncommon enterococcal species is rarely responsible for human diseases, and has never previously been associated with sinusitis.

  • Sinusitis
  • Enterococcus raffinosus
  • Aspergillus flavus, aspergillosis
  • haematology

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