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Abstract

has been reported as an increasingly frequent cause of localized and disseminated infections in immunocompromised patients in recent years, but bacteraemia remains a rare finding. Here, the case is described of a 68-year-old man with end-stage renal disease and idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura treated with steroid therapy who developed disseminated infection (bacteraemia, multilobar pneumonia and brain abscesses) due to . The isolate was confirmed by partial sequencing analysis of the 16S rRNA gene. The patient recovered after prolonged trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole therapy with no recurrence in over 1 year.

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