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Catheter-related Leuconostoc bacteremia secondary to pulmonary Mycobacterium xenopi infection

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Johannes Attems


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Infection caused by Leuconostoc spp. is very rare. We report a case of Leuconostoc bacteremia in a patient receiving antimycobacterial chemotherapy for pulmonary Mycobacterium xenopi infection. In addition, the patient presented several known characteristic predisposing factors associated with Leuconostoc infection, such as severe underlying disease, previous long-term antibiotic treatment, indwelling intravascular catheter, prolonged parenteral feeding, previous methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE) bacteremia with subsequent vancomycin treatment, and prolonged hospitalization. Leuconostoc spp. were isolated from several blood cultures and from a retracted intravascular catheter. After removal of the intravascular catheter the patient's condition improved without additional antibiotic treatment. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a patient with Leuconostoc spp. infection secondary to pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacteriosis.

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Author(s): Huber M, Rumetshofer R, Stradal KH, Attems J, Lintner F

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Wien Klin Wochenschr

Year: 2007

Volume: 119

Issue: 21-22

Pages: 674-677

ISSN (print): 0043-5325

ISSN (electronic): 1613-7671

Publisher: Wien Klin Wochenschr


DOI: 10.1007/s00508-007-0848-6


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