Molecular identification of Leuconostoc mesenteroides as a cause of brain abscess in an immunocompromised patient

Teresa Spanu, Alessio Albanese, Giovanni Fadda, Michela Sali, Tiziana D'Inzeo, Rosaria Santangelo, Federica Novegno, Annunziato Mangiola, Carmelo Anile

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Abstract

Leuconostoc species are emerging pathogens that can cause severe infections, particularly in immunocompromised patients. Using molecular methods, we identified Leuconostoc mesenteroides as the cause of a brain abscess which was successfully treated by surgery and antimicrobial treatment. This is the first report of brain abscess caused by this species
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3044-3045
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Leuconostoc mesenteroides

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