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November 1980

Pseudomonas putrefaciens and Group A ß-Hemolytic Streptococcus Septicemia

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Louisiana State University School of Medicine (Drs Eschete and West); and the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Louisiana State University Hospital, Shreveport (Ms Williams).

Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(11):1533-1534. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330220081030

Pseudomonas putrefaciens was isolated twice in blood cultures from which group A β-hemolytic streptococci were concurrently isolated from a moribund woman. Only once previously has P putrefaciens bacteremia been reported. To our knowledge, we are reporting the first blood isolate of P putrefaciens, albeit with group A β-hemolytic streptococci, associated with fatal septicemia.

(Arch Intern Med 140:1533-1534, 1980)