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Bacteremia Caused by Brevundimonas vesicularis in a Patient With Biliary Pancreatitis

Chandra, Abhinav B. MD; Chandra, Preeti A. MD; Chapnick, Edward K. MD

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: January 2010 - Volume 18 - Issue 1 - pp 54-55
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181a4c87e
Case Reports

Brevundimonas vesicularis has rarely been isolated from clinical specimens. We describe a case of B. vesicularis bacteremia in the setting of acute biliary pancreatitis. Though rare, it can be effectively treated with appropriate antibiotics and should be in the differential diagnosis of gram-negative bacteremia.

From the Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.

Reprints: Abhinav B. Chandra, MD, 864 49th St Apt. C-18, Brooklyn, NY 11220. E-mail: abhinavbck@hotmail.com.

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.