Medical Bulletin of Haseki, vol.61, no.1, pp.69-71, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
The patient, who was born spontaneously to a 22-year-old mother as G1
with a weight of 2605 g at 37 weeks of gestation, had
an Activity, Pulse, Grimace, Appearance and Respiration (APGAR) of 8 and 5, respectively, at the first and fifth minutes APGAR 9.
Physical examination revealed that the patient’s general condition was moderate: body temperature was 36.7 °C, respiratory rate was
68 beats per minute, heart rate was 146 beats per minute, blood pressure was 59/33 mmHg, saturation was 92%, both hemithoraxes
participated equally in respiration, consciousness was clear, and the sucking reflex was weak. Because the mother had a history of
premature membrane rupture for 22 hours, ampicillin and gentamicin were given intravenously after a blood culture. Leuconostoc
lactis was grown in a blood culture sent by the patient. On the 12th day of her hospitalization, the patient was discharged with full oral
feeding, had started to weigh regularly, and had good general condition, oral intake, and activity. Leuconostoc species should be kept
in mind in vancomycin-resistant gram-positive infections. It should be kept in mind that Leuconostoc lactis may be a cause of Early-onset
neonatal sepsis, albeit very rarely.
Keywords: Newborn, Leuconostoc lactis, sepsis