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Infect Chemother. 2005 Aug;37(4):226-229. Korean. Case Report.
Kim MJ , Park YS , Kim SY , Seo YH , Chang US , Cho YK .
Department of Internal Medicine, Laboratory Medicine2, Gachon Medical School, Incheon, Korea. karmacho@gilhospital.com
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Gachon Medical School, Incheon, Korea.
Abstract

Gemella morbillorum is catalase-negative, facultative, anaerobic, gram-positive cocci which is generally thought to be normal inhabitants of mucous membrane in oral cavity, upper respiratory tract, and genitourinary tract of human. It rarely causes infective endocaditis, bacteremia, pneumonia, and localized infection such as lung empyema, brain abscess, and liver abscess. We report a case of bacteremia caused by G. morbillorum in a 44-year-old man who had been an alcoholic and suffered from dental caries. He was successfully treated with antimicrobial therapy

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