First Report of Infectious Pericarditis Due to Bordetella holmesii in an Adult Patient with Malignant Lymphoma

Department of Internal Medicine, Divisions of Hematology, Gastroenterology and Endocrinology and Metabolism, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan.
Journal of clinical microbiology (Impact Factor: 3.99). 02/2012; 50(5):1815-7. DOI: 10.1128/JCM.06772-11
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Bordetella holmesii is a fastidious Gram-negative rod first identified in 1995. Though rare, it is isolated mainly in immunocompromised and asplenic
hosts and is associated with bacteremia, pertussis-like respiratory tract infection, and endocarditis. Herein, we describe
a unique B. holmesii infectious pericarditis patient with malignant lymphoma.

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