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Raoultella Planticola in a Soft Tissue Infection! An Emerging Pathogen

1Division of Infectious Disease Department of Medicine, Harlem Hospital Center in Affiliation with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, United States

2Department of Medicine, Harlem Hospital Center in Affiliation with Columbia University College of physicians and Surgeons, New York, United States

3Research Department, Therapeutic Concepts, Houston, United States


American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2017, Vol. 5 No. 7, 179-180
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-5-7-3
Copyright © 2017 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Luqman Salahudeen, Paulisa Ward, Rekha Kumari, Efemena Diejomaoh, Vel Sivapalan, Simona Bratu. Raoultella Planticola in a Soft Tissue Infection! An Emerging Pathogen. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2017; 5(7):179-180. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-5-7-3.

Correspondence to: Luqman  Salahudeen, Division of Infectious Disease Department of Medicine, Harlem Hospital Center in Affiliation with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, United States. Email: luqmandator@yahoo.com

Abstract

Raoultella planticola is a gram-negative aerobic bacillus commonly found in water, plant and soil. Few cases have been reported of this organism affecting humans. We present the case of 68-year-old woman with a five-day history of inability to move right hand. Physical examination revealed an erythematous fluctuant swelling which was incised and drained. Drainage specimen was cultured and grew Raoultella planticola susceptible to augmented penicillin’s. Patient achieved significant clinical improvement following treatment with ampicillin-sublactam. Clinicians should be aware of this emerging pathogen as a cause of soft tissue infection in humans.

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