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Infectio  2012 

Descripción de un brote de bacteriemia por Leclercia adecarboxylata probablemente asociado al uso de viales contaminados de heparina

Keywords: heparin, l. adecarboxylata, bacteremia, outbreak.

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leclercia adecarboxylata is part of the enterobacteriaceae family occasionally reported as an opportunist microorganism in patients with any kind of immunosuppression as neutropenia, cirrhosis or cancer. we report an outbreak with five cases of leclercia adecarboxylata bacteremia in patients with several immune conditions, most likely associated to contaminated heparin vials. we also present an updated literature review and discussion regarding the particular characteristics of the outbreak and the microorganism.


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