Hospital-acquired Brevundimonas vesicularis septicaemia following open-heart surgery: Case report and literature review

Jacob Gilad, Abraham Borer, Nechama Peled, Klaris Riesenberg, Salis Tager, Azai Appelbaum, Francisc Schlaeffer

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Abstract

Brevundimonas vesicularis (B. vesicularis) is a pseudomonad rarely encountered in human infection. A case of nosocomial septicaemia with this organism following open-heart surgery is presented, with a review of the literature. The isolate demonstrated resistance to ciprofloxacin and aztreonam, which has not yet been reported. Treatment with piperacillin/tazobactam resulted in full recovery. A review of the literature reveals that B. vesicularis is a virulent organism involved in serious infections such as central nervous system infection or bacteraemia, some of which are nosocomial. Meanwhile, empiric therapy for B. vesicularis infection should include a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent until susceptibility results are known.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-91
Number of pages2
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology (all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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