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Malvinas Argentinas, Argentina

Soloaga R.,Hospital Naval Cirujano Mayor Dr. Pedro Mallo | Carrion N.,Hospital Naval Cirujano Mayor Dr. Pedro Mallo | Vazquez M.,Hospital de Ninos Ricardo Gutierrez | Pidone J.C.,Hospital Naval Cirujano Mayor Dr. Pedro Mallo | And 6 more authors.
Acta Bioquimica Clinica Latinoamericana | Year: 2011

Ralstonia mannitolilytica is a glucose non-fermentative, aerobic gram-negative bacillus formerly known as Ralstonia picketti biovar3/ "thomasii" of relatively low virulence. It has been isolated from a wide kind of infections like bacteremia, meningitis, endocarditis, osteomielitis and from the respiratory tract of patients with cystic fibrosis. The case presented is related to a 26-year-old male patient with diabetes insipidus, hypothyroidism and histiocytosis X with a two-day-febrile syndrome and chills associated with the presence of a porthacat catheter used for administrating medication. An episode of catheter-related bloodstream infection was documented by using Bact-Alert blood culture system and differential-time-to-positivity method for central venous catheter versus peripheral blood cultures (>120min). Once removed, it was confirmed through Maki semiquantitative technique (>15 ufc). The microorganism was identified by API 20 NE, Vitek 2C and Vitek 1 as. Ralstonia mannitolilytica. Source

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