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Brevundimonas diminuta coinfection as source of pyogenic liver abscess
  1. Jacob Burch1,2,
  2. Shilpa Tatineni1,2,
  3. Ikponmwosa Enofe3 and
  4. Heather Laird-Fick2
  1. 1Internal Medicine Residency, Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Michigan, USA
  2. 2Internal Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
  3. 3Gastroenterology, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jacob Burch; jacob.burch{at}sparrow.org

Abstract

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.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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