Brevundimonas diminuta, a non-fermenting gram-negative bacterium, is emerging as an important multidrug resistant opportunistic pathogen. It has been described in cases of bacteremia, pleuritis, keratitis and peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis. We describe, for the first time, a case of pyogenic liver abscess caused by coinfection of B. diminuta and Streptococcus anginosus, and briefly review pyogenic liver abscesses and the literature regarding B. diminuta.
- liver disease
- hepatitis and other GI infections
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Contributors JB, primary author, corresponding author, contributed to initial draft, and editing of article. ST, co-author, participated in editing of article and drafting final copy. IE, co-author, participated in editing of article and drafting final copy. HL-F, co-author, participated in editing of article and drafting final copy.
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