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A rare cause of agents of bacteremia: Leuconostoc spp.

Ebru Uncu, Yasemin Zer, Mustafa Pehlivan, Tekin Karslıgil, Handan Haydaroğlu Şahin, Vahap Okan.

After repeated bacteremia attacks in 53-year-old female patient with AML under immunosuppressive treatment, Leuconostoc spp. is isolated from blood culture. Leuconostoc spp. is a vancomycine natural resistant Gram-positive bacterium common in nature. Although it is rarely isolated as an agent in infections, it causes various systemic infections especially in immunosuppressive patients. This case is presented for the first isolation of Leuconostoc spp., as an agent of bacteremia in our laboratory.

Key words: Immunosupresion; blood culture; Leuconostoc spp.; vancomycine resistance

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American Journal of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology


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