Tsukamurella

Tsukamurella

Infectious disease A genus of facultatively pathogenic actinomycetes that infect immunocompromised hosts, sites with foreign body or chronic infections–eg, TB. See Actinomycete.
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A cancer patient with central venous catheter-related sepsis caused by Tsukamurella paurometabolum (Gordona aurantiaca).
The culture grew a Gram-variable bacillus, identified at a reference laboratory as Tsukamurella spp, and a yeast, Trichosporon spp.
It is also interesting that Trichosporon and Tsukamurella were isolated from the same wound.
Like Tsukamurella it shares a predisposition toward patients with chronic illnesses.
In conclusion, we report a case of suppurative flexor tenosynovitis from Tsukamurella and Trichosporon.
Cavitary pneumonia secondary to Tsukamurella in an AIDS patient.
Persistent bacteremia due to Tsukamurella paurometabolum in a patient undergoing hemodialysis: case report and review.
Tsukamurella peritonitis associated with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.
Tsukamurella conjunctivitis: a novel clinical syndrome.
Tsukamurella tyrosinosolvens cultured from sputum of a patient who received total gastrectomy for gastric cancer.
It is a member of the mycolic acid- containing group consisting of genera Corynebacterium, Dietzia, Gordonia, Mycobacterium, Nocardia, Rhodococcus, and Tsukamurella.
This suborder also includes the genera Gordonia, Mycobacterium, Nocardia, Corynebacterium, Rhodococcus, Dietzia, Skermania, Tsukamurella, and Turicella (2,3).