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Bacteremia caused by Leuconostoc species : 6-case series
Ki Jong Oh, Dong Sik Jung, Kwan Soo Ko, Ho Jin Lee, Jun Yong Park, Hyuck Lee
Kosin Med J. 2018;33(3):422-430.   Published online January 19, 2018
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Leuconostoc species are Gram-positive coccobacilli and are used in dairy products and are intrinsically resistant to vancomycin. Leuconostoc infections are rare in humans, usually occurring in immune-compromised patients. We describe 6 patients with Leuconostoc bacteremia at Dong-A university hospital between 1990 and 2015. One isolate (L. lactis) was identified to species level using 16S rRNA gene sequencing analysis. All patients had underlying diseases and 5 patients underwent procedures that interrupted the normal integumentary defense. Four patients died within 30 days after being identified as carrying Leuconostoc species.

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