A case of Flavonifractor plautii blood stream infection in a severe burn patient and a review of the literature

Diana Isabela Costescu Strachinaru, Jean-Luc Gallez, Sonia Daras, Marie-Sophie Paridaens, Harald Engel, Pierre-Michel François, Thomas Rose, Peter Vanbrabant, Patrick Soentjens

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BACKGROUND: Flavonifractor plautii is a strictly anaerobic rod shaped bacterium belonging to the family of Clostridiales. It is a commensal of the human intestinal microbiota which was seldom isolated from clinical samples, therefore clinical data are scarce. To date, only four cases of F. plautii infections were described, all occurring in immunosuppressed patients.

CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case where F. plautii was isolated from the blood culture of a severe burn victim and identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry.

DISCUSSION: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of F. plautii blood stream infection described in a burn patient.

Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Clinica Belgica
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)693-697
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Bacteremia/diagnosis
  • Burns/complications
  • Clostridiales
  • Humans
  • Sepsis/diagnosis
  • Spectrometry, Mass, Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization/methods

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