Infectious Disease Compendium

Gordonia

Microbiology

G. bronchialis, G. rubropertincta, G. terrae, G. sputi have been reported in a hodgepodge of human disease. 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.

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