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Pseudo-outbreak of Brevundimonas diminuta

Case report

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2011 September, Volume 14, Issue 3, pages 115-117.

Pseudo-outbreak of Brevundimonas diminuta

Yong Hyun Kim1, Eun-Mi Koh2, Yong-Wha Lee1, You Kyoung Lee1, Hee Bong Shin1, Kyungwon Lee2
1Department of Laboratory Medicine and Genetics, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, 2Department of Laboratory Medicine and Research Institute of Bacterial Resistance, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea


Brevundimonas diminuta is a lactose non-fermenting Gram-negative rod associated with infection in immunocompromised patients. In three patients from two general wards, B. diminuta was isolated in blood culture sample. The clinical features of the patients did not coincide with the blood culture result, and pseudo-outbreak was suspected. These isolated were biochemically identified as Brevundimonas diminuta, and 16S rRNA sequencing confirmed their identification. The PFGE result showed a single pattern, and their clonality was assumed. (Korean J Clin Microbiol 2011;14:115-117)


Brevundimonas diminuta, Pseudo-outbreak, Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, 16s rRNA