Weissella confusa: A rare cause of vancomycinresistant Gram-positive bacteraemia
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Journal of Medical Microbiology, Volume 60, Number 10, p.1539-1541 (2011)
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
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.
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