PRO/EDR> Sphingomonas paucimobilis – USA: (NY) nosocomial, 2018, contam. IV opioid med

Hospital-Related Infection — United States
“A cluster of cases of _Sphingomonas paucimobilis_ bacteremia was discovered, and the bacteremias were noted to be caused by intravenous administration of opiates that had been diluted with tap water in a drug-diversion scheme.”
_Sphingomonas_ is a genus of Gram-negative, strictly aerobic bacilli that include more than 20 species, which contain glycosphingolipids instead of lipopolysaccharide in their cell envelopes (1). One particular _Sphingomonas_ species, _Sphingomonas paucimobilis_, is