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Chest Infections: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Chest Infections II |

A Leuconostoc Lung Abscess With Empyema in an Immunocompetent Host

Siddique Chaudhary, MD; Wajdi Al Shweiat, MD; Ahmed Hamdi, MD; John Youssef, MD; Susan Smith, MD
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McLaren, Flint, MI


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):179A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.188
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Chest Infections II

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Leuconostocs are gram positive, catalase negative bacteria comprising of L mesenteroides, citreum, lactis and others. Infections due to Leuconostocs in immunocompetent individuals without risk factors are rare. We present this case of a Leuconostoc lung empyema in a healthy immunocompetent individual.

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