Abstract 5.3




Achromobacter xylosoxidans Bacteriaemia in a Patient with Myocarditis and Lobar Pneumonia



S. Utsalo, E.N. Ezedinachi 


A case of bacteriaemia due to Achromobacter xylosoxidans in a 14 year old patient with myocarditis and right lobar pneumonia is described. Six consecutive strains of this organism isolated from blood cultures during primary bacteriaemia and relapses were multi-drug resistant but susceptible to cefotaxime and gentamicin (minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC: 2 and 4-8 ug/ml respectively). Treatment with cefotaxime resolved the clinical symptoms with concurrent decrease in the titres of agglutinating antibodies in the patientís serum. The probable source of infection was not successfully determined.

ICID 446778

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