Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Dialister pneumosintes Bacteremia Caused by Dental Caries and Sinusitis
Mariko KogureHiromichi SuzukiShingo IshiguroAtsuo UedaTsuyoshi NakaharaKiyoko TamaiShigeyuki NotakeSeiji ShiotaniTakeshi UmemotoIsamu MorishimaEi Ueno
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2015 Volume 54 Issue 6 Pages 663-667

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A 62-year-old Japanese woman was hospitalized at the Department of Senology for positive signals on two sets of blood cultures obtained in the Emergency Department. The initial physical examination with enhanced computed tomography of the chest and abdomen did not identify the infectious source. Dialister pneumosintes was identified on 16S rRNA sequencing, and dental caries with sinusitis were subsequently diagnosed based on a dental examination and magnetic resonance imaging. History taking with respect to dental hygiene and oral examinations should be performed in daily clinical practice, especially in immunosuppressed patients.

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