H number H01050
Name Tsukamurella infections
Description Tsukamurellae species are aerobic gram-positive rods from the order Actinomycetales. They have been uncommonly reported as a cause of different human infections including peritonitis, conjunctivitis, meningitis, tenosynovitis, prosthetic joint infections, cutaneous infections, tuberculosis-like respiratory infection, and catheter-related bloodstream infections.
Category Infectious disease
Pathway -
Gene -
Carcinogen -
Env factor -
Pathogen Tsukamurella paurometabola [GN:tpr]
Tsukamurella tyrosinosolvens
Tsukamurella pulmonis
Tsukamurella inchonensis
Tsukamurella strandjordae
Marker -
Drug Amikacin [DR:D02543]
Minocycline [DR:D05045]
Imipenem [DR:D04515]
Ciprofloxacin [DR:D00186]
Cefotaxime [DR:D07647]
Comment Tsukamurella spp. are resistant to cefoxitin, ampicillin, and amoxicillin/clavulanic acid.
Reference PMID: 18810513 (description, env_factor)
Bouza E, Perez-Parra A, Rosal M, Martin-Rabadan P, Rodriguez-Creixems M, Marin M
Tsukamurella: a cause of catheter-related bloodstream infections.
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 28:203-10 (2009)

PMID: 12228839 (description, env_factor, drug)
Schwartz MA, Tabet SR, Collier AC, Wallis CK, Carlson LC, Nguyen TT, Kattar MM, Coyle MB
Central venous catheter-related bacteremia due to Tsukamurella species in the immunocompromised host: a case series and review of the literature.
Clin Infect Dis 35:e72-7 (2002)