Empyema caused by Kingella denitrificans and Peptostreptococcus spp. in a patient with bronchogenic carcinoma

R. Molina, T. Baro, J. Torne, R. Miralles, J. Gutierrez, J. F. Solsona, C. Alia

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Empyema caused by Kingella denitrificans and Peptostreptococcus spp. was diagnosed in a patient with bronchogenic carcinoma. This appears to be the third report providing evidence of a pathogenic role for K. denitrificans, and the first concerning infection in the pleural space and in a patient with underlying immunosuppressive disease. K. denitrificans should be added to the list of fastidious gram-negative bacteria associated with opportunistic infections in the compromised host.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)870-871
JournalEuropean Respiratory Journal
Volume1
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Empyema caused by Kingella denitrificans and Peptostreptococcus spp. in a patient with bronchogenic carcinoma'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this