Ochrobactrum anthropi catheter-related bloodstream infection: The first case report in Malaysia

A. H. Siti Rohani, Tzar Mohd Nizam Khaithir

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Abstract

A 60-year old Malay man presented with an intermittent lowgrade fever for 3 days and worsening of right ankle ulcers. He was known to have ischaemic heart disease, diabetes mellitus type 2, hypertension and end stage renal failure and was on regular haemodialysis. The organisms isolated from the peripheral and central blood specimens were identified as Ochrobactrum anthropi, a rarely encountered gramnegative bacillus with a unique antibiotic susceptibility profile. His condition improved after removal of the catheters and administration of antibiotic therapy. This case report highlights the importance of being wary of such rare, opportunistic pathogens and good communication between the microbiologists and the clinicians.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-268
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume68
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

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Ochrobactrum anthropi
Catheter-Related Infections
Malaysia
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Ankle
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Bacillus
Ulcer
Chronic Kidney Failure
Myocardial Ischemia
Renal Dialysis
Fever
Catheters
Communication
Hypertension
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Catheter-related bloodstream infection
  • Ochrobactrum

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Ochrobactrum anthropi catheter-related bloodstream infection : The first case report in Malaysia. / Siti Rohani, A. H.; Khaithir, Tzar Mohd Nizam.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 68, No. 3, 06.2013, p. 267-268.

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