Tsukamurella paurometabolum: a novel pathogen causing catheter-related bacteremia in patients with cancer.

@article{Shapiro1992TsukamurellaPA,
  title={Tsukamurella paurometabolum: a novel pathogen causing catheter-related bacteremia in patients with cancer.},
  author={Charles L. Shapiro and R F Haft and Nelson M Gantz and Gary V. Doern and John C. Christenson and Rick O'Brien and James C Overall and Barbara A Brown and Richard J. Wallace},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1992},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={200-3}
}
Tsukamurella paurometabolum is a weakly acid-fast, pleomorphic gram-positive bacterium found in soil. Human infection due to this organism has rarely been described, and there are no published accounts of bacteremia. Three cases of bacteremia due to T. paurometabolum and related to long-term use of a central venous catheter in patients with cancer who were receiving chemotherapy are described. 

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