Background: Lung transplant recipients have an increased risk for actinomycetales infection secondary to immunosuppressive regimen. Case presentation: A case of pulmonary infection with bacteremia due to Tsukamurella tyrosinosolvens in a 54-year old man who underwent a double lung transplantation four years previously is presented. Conclusion: The identification by conventional biochemical assays was unsuccessful and hsp gene sequencing was used to identify Tsukamurella tyrosinosolvens. © 2009 Ménard et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
Ménard, A., Degrange, S., Peuchant, O., Nguyen, T. D. T., Dromer, C., & Maugein, J. (2009). Tsukamurella tyrosinosolvens - An unusual case report of bacteremic pneumonia after lung transplantation. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials, 8. https://doi.org/10.1186/1476-0711-8-30