Bacteremia Caused by Pseudomonas luteola in Pediatric Patients


Bayhan G. I. , Senel S. , Tanir G., Ozkan S.

JAPANESE JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, cilt.68, ss.50-54, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 68 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.7883/yoken.jjid.2014.051
  • Dergi Adı: JAPANESE JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.50-54

Özet

Pseudomonas luteola has rarely been reported as a human pathogen. The clinical manifestations of P. luteola bacteremia and its susceptibility to antibiotics have not been characterized. This retrospective study was conducted at a 382-bed tertiary care center in Turkey. During the 9-year study period, 7 patients (5 females and 2 males) were diagnosed with P. luteola bacteremia. Six of these patients had hospital-acquired bacteremia, whereas 1 patient had community-acquired P. luteola infection. All patients had monomicrobial bacteremia. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing revealed that all strains of P. luteola were sensitive to amikacin, gentamicin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, and meropenem, and that all strains were resistant to piperacillin-tazobactam, aztreonam, and colistin. In conclusion, we believe that P. luteola can cause both community- and hospital-acquired bacteremia. Amikacin, gentamicin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, and meropenem were effective against P. luteola in the present study.