Polymicrobial ventriculitis involving Pseudomonas fulva.

Authors:
Paulina A Rebolledo
Paulina A Rebolledo
Emory University School of Medicine
United States
Renee Donahue Carlson
Renee Donahue Carlson
University of Minnesota
United States
Colleen S Kraft
Colleen S Kraft
Emory University School of Medicine
United States
Evan J Anderson
Evan J Anderson
Emory University School of Medicine
Eileen M Burd
Eileen M Burd
Emory University School of Medicine
United States

J Clin Microbiol 2014 Jun 19;52(6):2239-41. Epub 2014 Mar 19.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Infections due to Pseudomonas fulva remain a rare but emerging concern. A case of ventriculitis due to Enterobacter cloacae and Pseudomonas fulva following placement of an external ventricular drain is described. Similar to other reports, the organism was initially misidentified as Pseudomonas putida. The infection was successfully treated with levofloxacin.

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