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A case report of a deep surgical site infection with Terrisporobacter glycolicus/T. Mayombei and review of the literature

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Title
A case report of a deep surgical site infection with Terrisporobacter glycolicus/T. Mayombei and review of the literature
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BMC Infectious Diseases, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12879-016-1865-8
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Matthew P. Cheng, Marc-Christian Domingo, Simon Lévesque, Cedric P. Yansouni

Abstract

There are increasing data regarding Terrisporobacter glycolicus as an emerging anaerobic pathogen. However, the few published cases to date usually report it as part of a polymicrobial infection. Here, we describe the first reported monomicrobial surgical site infection with this bacterium. Identification methods, taxonomy, and clinical management of this rarely identified pathogen are also discussed. A previously healthy 66-year-old sustained an open olecranon fracture of his left arm after trauma. He subsequently underwent open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF), with insertion of an olecranon locking plate and two locking screws. Ten days after surgery, the patient developed increasing pain at the surgical site and noted green discharge from the wound. Culture of the wound discharge yielded grew a pure Gram-positive anaerobe identified by the RapidANA® microbial identification system as C. difficile (profile 000010, 99.1 % probability). Reference laboratory testing identified the isolate as T. glycolicus/mayombei (previously designated as Clostridium glycolicum/mayombei) by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and as Clostridium glycolicum by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. The patient received an 8-week course of moxifloxacin and metronidazole with an excellent clinical response at 12 months' follow-up. We describe the case of a deep surgical site infection with T. glycolicus/mayombei (formerly known as Clostridium glycolicum and Clostridium mayombei, respectively), which extends our knowledge of the clinical spectrum of this pathogen. The isolate was misidentified by phenotypic identification methods.

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Unknown 39 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 23%
Researcher 5 13%
Other 4 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 10%
Lecturer 2 5%
Other 8 21%
Unknown 7 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Immunology and Microbiology 7 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 5%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 5%
Other 7 18%
Unknown 12 31%

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