Chryseobacterium indologenes subcutaneous port-related bacteremia in a liver transplant patient

S. Shah, U. Sarwar, E. A. King, A. Lat

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Abstract

Chryseobacterium indologenes is a rare cause of infection in select immunosuppressed hosts. Most prior reports are from Taiwan, in patients with diabetes mellitus or malignancies. Infections caused by C. indologenes are generally associated with indwelling devices, and the organism may be resistant to many commonly utilized broad-spectrum antibiotics. We report the first case, to our knowledge, of C. indologenes subcutaneous port-related bacteremia in a liver transplant recipient. The isolates were resistant to antibiotics previously reported as active, and device removal was required for treatment success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)398-402
Number of pages5
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012

Keywords

  • Chryseobacterium indologenes
  • Levofloxacin
  • Liver transplantation
  • Piperacillin/tazobactam
  • Port-related bacteremia
  • Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Transplantation

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