Enterococcus casseliflavus septicaemia associated with hepatobiliary infection in a 75-year-old man.
BMJ Case Rep. 2017 May 12;2017:
Authors: Verma R, Baroco AL
Enterococcus casseliflavus is a rare non-faecium, non-faecalis, vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) that is responsible for up to 2% of all enterococcal infections. Septicaemia with this bacterium is usually seen in older patients with multiple comorbidities who have had several previous hospitalisations. Septicaemia with E. casseliflavus portends a poorer prognosis, and treatment usually involves administration of antienterococcal beta-lactams or anti-VRE medications such as linezolid or daptomycin. We present such a case of a 75-year-old man who developed E. casseliflavus septicaemia of presumably hepatobiliary origin and responded well to treatment with intravenous beta-lactams.
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