The first reported catheter-related Brevibacterium casei bloodstream infection in a child with acute leukemia and review of the literature


Bal Z. , Sen S., Karapinar D. Y. , Aydemir S., Vardar F.

BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.19, no.2, pp.213-215, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.bjid.2014.09.011
  • Title of Journal : BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.213-215

Abstract

Brevibacterium spp. are catalase-positive, non-spore-forming, non motile, aerobic Gram-positive rods that were considered apathogenic until a few reports of infections in immunocompromised patients had been published. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of B. casei catheter-related bloodstream infection in a child with acute leukemia. We aim to enhance the awareness of pediatric hematology and infectious disease specialists about this pathogen and review of the literature. (C) 2015 Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.