Pleural fluid infection caused by Dietzia cinnamea

Kelly A. Cawcutt, Micah M. Bhatti, Darlene R. Nelson

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Dietzia cinnamea was recovered from pleural fluid in an immunocompromised patient by inoculating blood culture bottles and was identified with matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization–time-of-flight mass spectrometry. The case shows the expanding ability of microbiology laboratories to identify rare organisms through newer techniques and technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)496-497
Number of pages2
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Actinomycete
  • Dietzia
  • MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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