Cellulosimicrobium funkei: First report of infection in a nonimmunocompromised patient and useful phenotypic tests for differentiation from Cellulosimicrobium cellulans and Cellulosimicrobium terreum

Hawabibee Petkar*, Anthony Li, Nicholas Bunce, Kim Duffy, Henry Malnick, Jayesh J. Shah

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Abstract

Cellulosimicrobium funkei is a rare, opportunistic pathogen. We describe a case of bacteremia and possibly prosthetic valve endocarditis by this organism in a nonimmunocompromised patient. Useful phenotypic tests for differentiating C. funkei from Cellulosimicrobium cellulans and Cellulosimicrobium terreum include motility, raffinose fermentation, glycogen, D-xylose, and methyl-α-D-glucopyranoside assimilation, and growth at 35°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1175-1178
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

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