Isolation of Leclercia adecarboxylata from an infant with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

@article{Longhurst2001IsolationOL,
  title={Isolation of Leclercia adecarboxylata from an infant with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.},
  author={Christopher A. Longhurst and Daniel C. West},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2001},
  volume={32 11},
  pages={1659}
}
Sir—Although Leclercia adecarboxylata was initially described in 1962 [1], reports of clinically significant infections involving this motile, gram-negative bacillus are uncommon. In the world’s literature, 8 cases have been reported in which L. adecarboxylata was isolated from infected patients [2, 3]. In 4 of these cases, L. adecarboxylata was isolated from the blood of patients with an underlying medical condition (2 patients with hepatic cirrhosis, 1 child who was receiving long-term total… CONTINUE READING
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