Leuconostoc septicemia in a preterm neonate on vancomycin therapy: Case report and literature review

Ginger Janow, Binta Lambert, Melissa Scheiner, Orna Rosen, David L. Goldman, Lamia Soghier

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Abstract

We report the case of a 26-day-old premature infant born at 24 weeks' gestation who developed septicemia while receiving vancomycin therapy. The blood isolate initially identified as a vancomycin-resistant Streptococcous viridans was found to be Leuconostoc spp. Her condition improved with parenteral ampicillin and gentamicin therapy and removal of the intravenous central catheter. Prematurity is a recognized risk factor for Leuconostoc disease. Clinicians need to consider Leuconostoc spp. when vancomycin-resistant pathogens are identified and provide appropriate therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-92
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Perinatology
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009

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Pregnancy

Keywords

  • Leuconostoc
  • Neonate
  • Preterm
  • Septicemia
  • Streptococcus
  • Vancomycin-resistant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Leuconostoc septicemia in a preterm neonate on vancomycin therapy : Case report and literature review. / Janow, Ginger; Lambert, Binta; Scheiner, Melissa; Rosen, Orna; Goldman, David L.; Soghier, Lamia.

In: American Journal of Perinatology, Vol. 26, No. 1, 01.2009, p. 89-92.

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Janow, Ginger ; Lambert, Binta ; Scheiner, Melissa ; Rosen, Orna ; Goldman, David L. ; Soghier, Lamia. / Leuconostoc septicemia in a preterm neonate on vancomycin therapy : Case report and literature review. In: American Journal of Perinatology. 2009 ; Vol. 26, No. 1. pp. 89-92.
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