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A Case of Bacteremia Caused by Leuconostoc garlicum
Young Uh, M.D.1, Hyeun Gyeo Lee, M.T.1, In Ho Jang, M.T.1, Kap Jun Yoon, M.D.1, Hyo Youl Kim, M.D.2 and Young-Keun Kim, M.D.2
Departments of Laboratory Medicine1 and Infectious Diseases2, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea
Vol.41 Num.6 (p375~379)
Although Leuconostoc species have rarely been isolated from clinical specimens, this organism may cause invasive infections such as bacteremia and meningitis in immunocompromised patients. We report a case of Leuconostoc garlicum bacteremia in an 84-year-old male with hemovac catheter placement, vancomycin therapy, and inflammatory enterocolitis as underlying risk factors.
Keywords : Leuconostoc, Bacteremia, Catheter, Vancomycin