We experienced a case of a 3-year-old boy who presented signs and symptoms of Kawasaki syndrome. Two blood culture sets were processed by the hospital microbiology laboratory using a standard blood culturing system. The anaerobic bottles gave a positive result at day 3 after inoculation. The biochemical profiles produced by the RapID ANA II System showed that the organism was Clostridium baratii with a probability of 99%. Our case highlights the importance of C. baratii as a potential human pathogen and reports the associations with manifestations, which, to our knowledge, have not been previously described concomitantly with a clostridial infection.

IARIA, C., STASSI, G., SALPIETRO DAMIANO, C., LA MAZZA A, SILIPIGNI L, ARENA, A., et al. (2007). Clostridium baratii bacteremia associated with Kawasaki syndrome. First case report. NEW MICROBIOLOGICA, 30(4), 481-484.

Clostridium baratii bacteremia associated with Kawasaki syndrome. First case report

CASCIO, Antonio
2007-01-01

Abstract

We experienced a case of a 3-year-old boy who presented signs and symptoms of Kawasaki syndrome. Two blood culture sets were processed by the hospital microbiology laboratory using a standard blood culturing system. The anaerobic bottles gave a positive result at day 3 after inoculation. The biochemical profiles produced by the RapID ANA II System showed that the organism was Clostridium baratii with a probability of 99%. Our case highlights the importance of C. baratii as a potential human pathogen and reports the associations with manifestations, which, to our knowledge, have not been previously described concomitantly with a clostridial infection.
IARIA, C., STASSI, G., SALPIETRO DAMIANO, C., LA MAZZA A, SILIPIGNI L, ARENA, A., et al. (2007). Clostridium baratii bacteremia associated with Kawasaki syndrome. First case report. NEW MICROBIOLOGICA, 30(4), 481-484.
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