Liver abscess caused by Brevundimonas vesicularis in an immunocompetent patient

Seu Hee Yoo, Ja Kim Min, Kyoung Ho Roh, Si Hyun Kim, Dae Won Park, Jang Wook Sohn, Young Kyung Yoon

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Abstract

Invasive infections caused by Brevundimonas vesicularis are very rare in humans. We experienced an unusual case of liver abscess due to B. vesicularis in an immunocompetent young male. The patient was successfully treated by liver abscess drainage and with antimicrobial therapy of ceftriaxone followed by ampicillin/sulbactam. The organism found in the aspiration culture of the abscess material was initially reported, by using a VITEK 2 system, as Sphingomonas paucimobilis. However, later, B. vesicularis was confirmed as the true pathogen through 16S rRNA gene sequencing. To our knowledge, this is the first case of liver abscess caused by B. vesicularis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1476-1479
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical Microbiology
Volume61
Issue numberPART 10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 1

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Liver abscess caused by Brevundimonas vesicularis in an immunocompetent patient. / Yoo, Seu Hee; Min, Ja Kim; Roh, Kyoung Ho; Kim, Si Hyun; Park, Dae Won; Sohn, Jang Wook; Yoon, Young Kyung.

In: Journal of Medical Microbiology, Vol. 61, No. PART 10, 01.10.2012, p. 1476-1479.

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