Leuconostoc septicemia in a preterm neonate on vancomycin therapy: case report and literature review.

Abstract

We report the case of a 26-day-old premature infant born at 24 weeks' gestation who developed septicemia while receiving vancomycin therapy. The blood isolate initially identified as a vancomycin-resistant Streptococcous viridans was found to be Leuconostoc spp. Her condition improved with parenteral ampicillin and gentamicin therapy and removal of the intravenous central catheter. Prematurity is a recognized risk factor for Leuconostoc disease. Clinicians need to consider Leuconostoc spp. when vancomycin-resistant pathogens are identified and provide appropriate therapy.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1103025

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@article{Janow2009LeuconostocSI, title={Leuconostoc septicemia in a preterm neonate on vancomycin therapy: case report and literature review.}, author={Ginger L. Janow and Binta Lambert and Melissa Scheiner and Orna Rosen and David Goldman and Lamia M Soghier}, journal={American journal of perinatology}, year={2009}, volume={26 1}, pages={89-91} }