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CORREA, Ana Lucía et al. An outbreak of Leclercia adecarboxylata bacteremia likely associated to contaminated heparin vials. Infect. [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.2, pp.117-121. ISSN 0123-9392.

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.

Keywords : heparin; L. adecarboxylata; bacteremia; outbreak.

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