Infectious Disease Compendium

Gordonia

Microbiology

G. bronchialis, G. rubropertincta, G. terrae, G. sputi have been reported in a hodgepodge of human disease. There are a large number of species (PubMed). It grows slow.

Aerobic actinomycetes gram positive. Partially acid fast.

Epidemiologic Risks

Soil.

Syndromes

The occasional endocarditis, catheter infeciton, stray pneumonia and soft tissue infection.

Treatment

? ampicillin, amoxicillin-clavulanate, ceftriaxone, and, vancomycin. Test it. Often resistant to TMP/Sulfa and doxycycline.

Notes

Curious Cases

Relevant links to my Medscape blog

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Last update: 05/05/18