Implantable vascular access port-associated bloodstream infection caused by rhizobium radiobacter: A case report

Karadaǧ-Öncel E., ÖZSÜREKCİ Y., Aytaç S., KARA A., Cengiz A. B. C., Ceyhan M.

Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, vol.55, no.1, pp.112-115, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.112-115
  • Keywords: Bacteremia, Port infection, Rhizobium radiobacter
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Rhizobium radiobacter is an uncommon opportunistic pathogen present in soil. It has been particularly associated with indwelling intravascular devices in immunocompromised patients. Reported herein is a case of R. radiobacter bloodstream infection associated with an implantable vascular access port, which was easily controlled with antimicrobial treatment and did not require removal of the intravascular device, in a child diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Also included is a review of the pertinent literature regarding the clinical presentation and management of R. radiobacter infections in the childhood period.