Polymicrobial Bacteremia With Actinomyces odontolyticus, Fusobacterium and Atopobium parvulum Secondary to Septic Thrombophlebitis in an Immunocompetent Patient

Cassandra Townsend, Sandra Wong, Linda Wang, Raymond Kao


A 25-year-old immunocompetent man was found to have polymicrobial bacteremia secondary to a right arm septic thrombus. His blood cultures grew Actinomyces odontolyticus, Fusobacterium and Atopobium parvulum. Co-infections with these three bacteria are rarely documented and this is the first known reported case of thrombophlebitis associated with these bacteria.

J Med Cases. 2016;7(11):515-517
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jmc2685w


Actinomyces odontolyticus; Fusobacterium; Atopobium parvulum; Septic thrombophlebitis; Immunocompetent

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