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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 367-369

Leuconostoc lactis: An unusual cause for bacteremia

Department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, SOA University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Bichitrananda Swain
HIG 5/4 Ext. Phase-1, Housing Board Colony, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar - 751 016, Odisha
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DOI: 10.4103/2348-3334.165747

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Leuconostoc species, the common saprophytic bacteria are now emerging as one of the important opportunistic pathogens. There are different risk factors such as compromised immunity, use of vancomycin, parenteral nutrition, and contaminated surgical implanted devices to contribute the human infection. We here present one of the unusual fatal cases of bacteremia in a cancer patient who was infected with a vancomycin-resistant strain of L. lactis.

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