Clinical and epidemiological features of Enterococcus casseliflavus/flavescens and Enterococcus gallinarum bacteremia: A report of 20 cases

Karlene C. Reid, Franklin R. Cockerill, Robin Patel

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Abstract

The clinical significance of intrinsically vancomycin-resistant enterococci is not yet fully established, as these organisms are infrequently recovered from clinical specimens. We report our experience with 20 cases of Enterococcus gallinarum and Enterococcus casseliflavus/flavescens bacteremia in humans from 1992 through 1998. Sixteen cases of bacteremia were caused by E. gallinarum. Underlying conditions were present in 19 (95%) of the patients and included malignancy, receipt of transplant, and Caroli's disease. Polymicrobial bacteremia was present in 9 patients (45%). E. gallinarum and E, casseliflavus/flavescens, although they are infrequently isolated from clinical specimens, may cause serious invasive infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1540-1546
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume32
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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