Comamonas testosteroni bacteremia in a patient with perforated acute appendicitis

Gul M., Ciragil P., Bulbuloglu E., Aral M., Alkis S., Ezberci F.

Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica, vol.54, no.3, pp.317-321, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1556/amicr.54.2007.3.6
  • Journal Name: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.317-321
  • Keywords: Acute appenicitis, Bacteremia, Comamonas testosteroni
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


Comamonas testosteroni is an uncommon isolate in the clinical laboratory as a human pathogen. C. testosteroni most commonly emerges in abdominal pathologies especially in perforated appendicitis. In Turkey we report first time a case of bacteremia due to this organism, in a 22-year-old man with perforated acute appendicitis. The organism was shown to be susceptible to routine antibiotics so it was easily eliminated even after having caused a bacteremia. © 2007 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest.