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Table 1 Microbiologic data

From: Fatal non-thrombotic pulmonary embolization in a patient with undiagnosed factitious disorder

  Hospitalization 1 Hospitalization 2 Hospitalization 3 Hospitalization 4
Temperature 101.2°F 100.8°F 103°F Afebrile
Blood cultures Peripherally inserted central catheter: α-hemolytic Streptococcus (+) No growth Peripherally inserted central catheter and peripheral intravenous blood collection: α-hemolytic Streptococcus and Achromobacter xylosoxidans (+) Peripherally inserted central catheter: Mycobacterium mucogenicum (+)
Viral studies     Polymerase chain reaction blood (−) for Adenovirus, cytomegalovirus, and Ebstein–Barr virus.
Bronchoalveolar lavage (−) for influenza and respiratory syncytial virus
Fungal studies     Histoplasma and blastomyces antigen urine (−). Cryptococcal antigen blood (−)