Mycoplasma hominis septic thrombophlebitis in a patient with multiple trauma: A case report and literature review

Octavio V. Martinez, Joseph Chan, Timothy Cleary, Gail H. Cassell

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Abstract

Mycoplasma hominis was recovered from the site of a septic thrombophlebitis on the left cephalic veins of a patient with pelvic and other multiple trauma. The organisms were initially isolated from routine cultures in conventional blood agar media incubated anaerobically. The absence of other demonstrable pathogens and the patient's serologic response to the isolate support the role of the organism as the cause of this previously unreported mycoplasmal infection. M. hominis should be considered a possible cause of sepsis in selected cases of infections following pelvic trauma or manipulations of the genitourinary tract.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-196
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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