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Sphingomonas Paucimobilis-Related Bone and Soft-Tissue Infections: A Systematic Review.

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Summary of "Sphingomonas Paucimobilis-Related Bone and Soft-Tissue Infections: A Systematic Review."

Sphingomonas paucimobilis is an emerging opportunistic bacterium with a particular tropism towards bones and soft tissues. It is a gram-negative rod that can infect immunosuppressed or immunocompetent individuals in the community or hospital settings. Prognosis of infected patients is generally good, but morbidity and mortality cases have both been documented.

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Name: International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases
ISSN: 1878-3511
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