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Weissella confusa: A rare cause of vancomycinresistant Gram-positive bacteraemia

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences

Publisher : Journal of Medical Microbiology

Source : Journal of Medical Microbiology, Volume 60, Number 10, p.1539-1541 (2011)

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Keywords : 16S, Adenocarcinoma, adult, Anti-Bacterial Agents, antibiotic therapy, antineoplastic agent, article, bacteremia, Bacterial, bacterium identification, blood culture, cancer chemotherapy, case report, DNA, dysphagia, esophageal adenocarcinoma, Esophageal Neoplasms, esophagus biopsy, esophagus resection, gastrectomy, gastrointestinal endoscopy, Gram positive infection, Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections, histopathology, human, human tissue, Humans, lower esophagus sphincter, male, metronidazole, middle aged, Molecular Sequence Data, nucleotide sequence, parenteral nutrition, priority journal, Ribosomal, RNA, RNA 16S, RNA sequence, Sepsis, sequence analysis, stomach adenocarcinoma, sulperazon, vancomycin, Vancomycin Resistance, Weissella, Weissella confusa

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Gastrointestinal Surgery

Year : 2011

Abstract : We describe a case of bacteraemia caused by Weissella confusa in a 48-year-old male who was operated on for adenocarcinoma of the gastro-oesophageal junction and maintained on total parenteral nutrition. Blood cultures were positive for a vancomycin-resistant streptococcus-like organism which was identified as W. confusa by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. © 2011 SGM.

Cite this Research Publication : A. Kumar, Augustine, D., Dr. Sudhindran S., Kurian, A. M., Dinesh, K. R., Karim, S., and Philip, R., “Weissella confusa: A rare cause of vancomycinresistant Gram-positive bacteraemia”, Journal of Medical Microbiology, vol. 60, pp. 1539-1541, 2011.

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