Invasive Gemella morbillorum infections: Two pediatric cases
Gemella morbillorum, a resident of oral, upper airway, GI, and genitourinary flora, is believed to cause invasive infections only in patients with predisposing factors, such as immunodeficiency or history of dental or GI procedures. It has been rarely associated with invasive infections in children; documented cases have involved endocarditis, CNS infections, bacteremia, and abscess. Within a 6-month period, 2 children were admitted to the same hospital with invasive G morbillorum infections-one with hip joint infection and the other with infective endocarditis.
Nguyen, Q; Katz, D; Barker, P; Albanese, S
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