Urinary tract infection caused by Lactococcus garvieae in a premature neonate: A case report

Abstract: Lactococcus garvieae is a gram-positive cocci that has primarily been described as a pathogen in various fish species, but has increasingly been reported to cause endocarditis and other infections in humans [1]. Neonatal infection caused by Lactococcus garvieae has not been previously reported. Here we describe a premature neonate who developed a urinary tract infection with this organism and was successfully treated with vancomycin therapy.

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Amanda L. Hurst, 1305 W 18th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, USA. Tel.: +1 507 829 8366; Fax: +1 605 312 2925; E-mail: Amanda.Hurst@sanfordhealth.org.