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

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Flaherty, J. D., Levett, P. N., Dewhirst, F. E., Troe, T. E., Warren, J. R., & Johnson, S. (2003). Fatal case of endocarditis due to Weissella confusa. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41(5), 2237-2239. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.41.5.2237-2239.2003