Methylobacterium mesophilicum


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Methylobacterium mesophilicum

A slow-growing gram-negative bacterium found on soil, vegetation, and tap water in hospitals. It is not part of the normal human flora, but is pathogenetic in immunocompromised hosts; it may cause bacteraemia and peritonitis in patients on chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.
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API 32GN identified the bacteria at 24 h as Methylobacterium mesophilicum (doubtful identification: 98.
A maioria (161) das bacterias gram-negativas foi identificada a especie: Pseudomonas fluorescens (94), Pseudomonas putida (tres), Aeromonas hydrophila (20), Aeromonas sobria (uma), Aeromonas caviae (uma), Burkholderia cepacia (12), Klebsiella oxytoca (10), Ewingella americana (sete), Hafnia alvei (sete), Chryseomonas luteola (tres), Alcaligenes feacalis (uma), Methylobacterium mesophilicum (uma), Sphingomonas paucimobilis (uma).
There have been documented cases of respiratory infections caused by Mycobacterium chelonae and Methylobacterium mesophilicum (Kressel 2001) as well as a number of reported cases of antimicrobial-resistant Pseudomonas aeuroginosa (CDC 1991, Sorin et al 2001, Weber & Rutala 2001) and recorded transmissions of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Weber & Rutala 2001) and Meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).