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Abstract

We present a case of sepsis in a woman suffering from multiple myeloma and myelodysplastic syndrome. , a Gram-positive coccus and a gut commensal, has been described in nine cases of infection in the literature, with most infections having occurred in patients with either gastrointestinal symptoms or prosthesis infections. In this case, was identified by mass spectrometry, and showed susceptibility to penicillin, meropenem, tetracycline, metronidazole and clindamycin. The patient was successfully treated initially with intravenous piperacillin/tazobactam and metronidazole, and then switched to oral penicillin and metronidazole. The cause of infection is hypothesized to have been a shift in the gut microbiota towards an excess growth of caused by immunosuppression, and bacterial translocation across a vulnerable mucosal barrier due to prednisolone treatment and severe thrombocytopenia.

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