Yong Hyun Kim; Eun-Mi Koh; Kyungwon Lee; Hee Bong Shin; You Kyoung Lee; Yong-Wha Lee
Korean Journal of Clinical Microbiology (대한임상미생물학회지)
Korean Journal of Clinical Microbiology (대한임상미생물학회지), Vol.14(3) : 115~117, 2011
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.