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Volume 45, Number 6, December 2012

Invasive Brevundimonas vesicularis bacteremia: Two case reports and review of the literature

Shih-Ta Shang, Sheng-Kang Chiu, Ming-Ching Chan, Ning-Chi Wang, Ya-Sung Yang, Jung-Chung Lin, Feng-Yee Chang

Received: August 22, 2011    Revised: October 9, 2011    Accepted: November 1, 2011   


Corresponding author:

Corresponding author. Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Number 325, Section 2, Cheng-Kung Road, Neihu 114, Taipei, Taiwan.


Background and purpose: 

There are few reports of invasive infections caused by Brevundimonas vesicularis. We report two cases of B. vesicularisbacteremia confirmed by culture and 16S rRNA sequence analysis with highly variable sensitivity to broad-spectrum antibiotics. Initial empiric therapy with anti-pseudomonal antibiotics plus trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for hospital-acquiredB. vesicularis infections should be considered.


Key words:

BacteremiaBrevundimonas vesicularisImmunocompromised