Aimi Khairudin, Azura Hussin, Siti Asma Hassan



Veillonella parvula is a Gram-negative obligate anaerobe that is part of the normal anaerobic flora. The microorganism is usually regarded as colonization if isolated from the patient’s sample. Here we report a rare case of sepsis caused by V. parvula in a female patient with underlying cholelithiasis. She was successfully treated with amoxicillin-clavulanate with appropriate dosage and at the correct time of her presentation to the hospital. V. parvula should not be considered a non-pathogenic microbe in patients with a history of underlying disease such as choledocholithiasis.

Keywords: Veillonella parvula, sepsis, choledocholithiasis

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