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

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

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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
Volume44
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Brain Abscess
  • DNA, Bacterial
  • DNA, Ribosomal
  • Female
  • Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
  • Humans
  • Immunocompromised Host
  • Leuconostoc
  • Middle Aged
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid
  • Suppuration

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