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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2015, Article ID 160473, 3 pages
Case Report

Leclercia adecarboxylata Musculoskeletal Infection in an Immune Competent Pediatric Patient: An Emerging Pathogen?

1Vanderbilt University Medical Center, MCE South Tower, Suite 4200, 1215 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37232-8774, USA
2Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2200 Children’s Way No. 11130, Nashville, TN 37232, USA

Received 12 July 2015; Accepted 28 September 2015

Academic Editor: Christian W. Müller

Copyright © 2015 W. Jeffrey Grantham et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Case. An immune competent pediatric patient presented with a persistent lower extremity infection with Leclercia adecarboxylata after a penetrating injury. This case report details the presentation, clinical course, and treatment. Conclusion. Leclercia adecarboxylata has increasing reports in immunosuppressed and adult patients with musculoskeletal infection. This case now indicates that Leclercia adecarboxylata is a potential pathogen in immune competent children in musculoskeletal tissue.