Invasive Gemella morbillorum infections: Two pediatric cases

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nguyen, Q; Katz, D; Barker, P; Albanese, S

Published Date

  • August 1, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 379 - 384

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-6524

Citation Source

  • Scopus