Bacteremia caused byLeuconostoc cremoris in a patient with severe burn injuries

  • M. E. Jiménez-Mejías
  • B. Becerril
  • T. Gómez-Cía
  • M. Del Nozal
  • J. Palomino-Nicás


A case ofLeuconostoc cremoris bacteremia in a patient with burn wounds over 45% of the body surface is presented.Leuconostoc bacteremia has not previously been reported in burn patients. The predisposing factors in this case were severe burn wounds resulting in immunocompromise, presence of both intravenous and enterai feeding catheters, several surgical interventions and previous treatment with imipenem plus amikacin. The patient was successfully treated with ampicillin 2 g i.v. every 6 hours for 21 days. Infection withLeuconostoc should be suspected when vancomycinresistant organisms resembling streptococci are isolated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. E. Jiménez-Mejías
    • 1
  • B. Becerril
    • 2
  • T. Gómez-Cía
    • 3
  • M. Del Nozal
    • 1
  • J. Palomino-Nicás
    • 1
  1. 1.Unit of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal MedicineUniversity Hospital Virgen del RocioSevilleSpain
  2. 2.Microbiology DepartmentUniversity Hospital Virgen del RocioSevilleSpain
  3. 3.Burns Care Unit, Plastic Surgery ServiceUniversity Hospital Virgen del RocioSevilleSpain

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