Brevundimonas vesicularis bacteremia: A rare case report in a female infant

Bhatawadekar, S. M.; Sharma, J.
October 2011
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Oct2011, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p420
Academic Journal
Brevundimonas vesicularis has rarely been isolated from clinical specimens. We report here a case of B. vesicularis bacteremia in a female infant who presented with fever, vomiting and altered sensorium. USG abdomen showed mild hepatomegaly, moderate ascitis with bilateral mild basal pleural effusion. Blood culture was processed by BACTEC BD. Isolate was identified as B. vesicularis, by API ID 32 GN automated system. We have come across only one report of neonatal sepsis caused by B. vesicularis from India. To the best of our knowledge, this is one of the rare case reports of B. vesicularis bacteremia in a female infant.


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