Brevundimonas spp. infection in immunocompromised children: Two case reports

Andreé Altamirano-Beltrán, Christian Chiara-Chilet, José W. López, Maria J. Pons, Julio Maquera-Afaray

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Introduction Brevundimona spp. are rare and opportunistic pathogens which may cause infections in patients who are immunocompromised or have underlying disease. Case report Two cases with a microbiological diagnosis of Brevundimonas aurantiaca and Brevundimonas spp. are presented. Both occurred in immunocompromised patients with post-chemotherapy febrile neutropenia for B-type acute lymphoblastic leukemia and hepatoblastoma. Antibiogram findings showed resistance to quinolones, ceftazidime, and intermediate resistance to cefepime, being susceptible to carbapenems and aminoglycosides. The cases responded favorably to the administration of carbapenem. Conclusions The identification of the species and antimicrobial susceptibility profile favor response to infection, denoting the importance of species identification and the performance of an antibiogram to determine the different susceptibility profiles described in the literature on this emerging pathogen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-79
Number of pages8
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2023


  • Gram-negative aerobic bacteria
  • child
  • immunocompromised host


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