Fatal case of endocarditis due to Weissella confusa

James D. Flaherty, Paul N. Levett, Floyd E. Dewhirst, Theodore E. Troe, John R. Warren*, Stuart Johnson

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This is the first reported case of endocarditis due to the Lactobacillus-like vancomycin-resistant grampositive bacillus Weissella confusa. Full identification and susceptibility testing of Lactobacillus-like organisms recovered in blood culture should be performed for patients with clinical presentations that suggest endocarditis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2237-2239
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)


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