Liver abscess caused by Brevundimonas vesicularis in an immunocompetent patient

Seu Hee Yoo, Min Ja Kim, Kyoung Ho Roh, Si Hyun Kim, Dae Won Park, Jang Wook Sohn, Young Kyung Yoon

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Invasive infections caused by Brevundimonas vesicularis are very rare in humans. We experienced an unusual case of liver abscess due to B. vesicularis in an immunocompetent young male. The patient was successfully treated by liver abscess drainage and with antimicrobial therapy of ceftriaxone followed by ampicillin/sulbactam. The organism found in the aspiration culture of the abscess material was initially reported, by using a VITEK 2 system, as Sphingomonas paucimobilis. However, later, B. vesicularis was confirmed as the true pathogen through 16S rRNA gene sequencing. To our knowledge, this is the first case of liver abscess caused by B. vesicularis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1476-1479
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical Microbiology
Issue numberPART 10
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)


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