Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides blood stream infection following liver transplantation

Sunil S. Tholpady, Costi D. Sifri, Robert G. Sawyer, Kevin C. Hazen, Timothy L. Pruett, Hugo Bonatti

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Abstract

Background: Leuconostoc spp. are vancomycin resistant Gram positive lactobaciUi. Little is known about their significance in transplant recipients. Case Report: A 64-year-old female liver transplant recipient developed Leuconostoc sepsis originating from a bile leak after extended exposure to vancomycin. The infection was readily controlled clindamycin, however, the patient died later on unrelated to the infection. Five articles on Leuconostoc infections in transplant patients were found in PubMed including two liver recipients with intraabdominal infection due to biliary complications and four stem cell recipients with sepsis. Conclusions: Leuconostoc spp. should be considered pathogens in transplant recipients who are exposed to vancomycin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Transplantation
Volume15
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Immunosuppression
  • Leuconostoc spp.
  • Sepsis
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation

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Tholpady, S. S., Sifri, C. D., Sawyer, R. G., Hazen, K. C., Pruett, T. L., & Bonatti, H. (2010). Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides blood stream infection following liver transplantation. Annals of Transplantation, 15(1), 61-66.

Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides blood stream infection following liver transplantation. / Tholpady, Sunil S.; Sifri, Costi D.; Sawyer, Robert G.; Hazen, Kevin C.; Pruett, Timothy L.; Bonatti, Hugo.

In: Annals of Transplantation, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2010, p. 61-66.

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Tholpady, SS, Sifri, CD, Sawyer, RG, Hazen, KC, Pruett, TL & Bonatti, H 2010, 'Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides blood stream infection following liver transplantation', Annals of Transplantation, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 61-66.
Tholpady SS, Sifri CD, Sawyer RG, Hazen KC, Pruett TL, Bonatti H. Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides blood stream infection following liver transplantation. Annals of Transplantation. 2010;15(1):61-66.
Tholpady, Sunil S. ; Sifri, Costi D. ; Sawyer, Robert G. ; Hazen, Kevin C. ; Pruett, Timothy L. ; Bonatti, Hugo. / Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides blood stream infection following liver transplantation. In: Annals of Transplantation. 2010 ; Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 61-66.
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