Streptococcus gordonii Bacteremia in an Infant Following Gastric Surgery

  • Zeynep Gökçe Gayretli Aydın Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children’s Research and Education Hospital,
  • Gönül Tanır Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children’s Research and Education Hospital,
  • İsmet Faruk Özgüner Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children’s Research and Education Hospital,
  • Gülsüm İclal Bayhan Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children’s Research and Education Hospital,
  • Türkan Aydın Teke Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children’s Research and Education Hospital,
  • Fatma Nur Öz Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children’s Research and Education Hospital,
  • Özge Metin Timur Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children’s Research and Education Hospital,
Keywords: Streptococcus gordonii, bacteremia, gastric surgery

Abstract

 Streptococcus gordonii is a viridans group streptococci of the S. sangius group that is normally a non-pathogenic inhabitant of the oral cavity and occasionally the gastrointestinal tract. S. gordonii is well-known for its ability to colonize damaged heart valves and cause bacterial endocarditis, but it rarely causes positive blood cultures in patients that undergo diagnostic procedures involving the gastrointestinal tract, such as sigmoidoscopy and gastroduodenoscopy. Herein we report a 5-month-old patient with bacteremia due to S. gordonii following a surgery for malrotation. The source of S. gordonii infection was thought to be the malrotation surgery. To the best of our knowledge, the literature does not include any pediatric cases of S. gordonii bacteremia following a gastric surgery. 

Author Biographies

Zeynep Gökçe Gayretli Aydın, Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children’s Research and Education Hospital,
DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS, DIVISION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Gönül Tanır, Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children’s Research and Education Hospital,
DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS, DIVISION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE
İsmet Faruk Özgüner, Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children’s Research and Education Hospital,
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Gülsüm İclal Bayhan, Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children’s Research and Education Hospital,
DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS, DIVISION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Türkan Aydın Teke, Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children’s Research and Education Hospital,
DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS, DIVISION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Fatma Nur Öz, Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children’s Research and Education Hospital,
DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS, DIVISION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Özge Metin Timur, Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children’s Research and Education Hospital,
DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS, DIVISION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE

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Published
2014-10-26