Aeromonas hydrophila and aspiration pneumonia: A diverse presentation

Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay, Anudita Bhargava, Archana Ayyagari

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Abstract

Although there are ever increasing reports of extraintestinal human infections caused by Aeromonads, in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients, respiratory tract infections remain uncommon. We describe a case of aspiration pneumonia in an immunocompetent patient with multiple sclerosis, caused by a community acquired, multidrug resistant strain of Aeromonas hydrophila sensitive only to meropenem. The case highlights the clinical significance of Aeromonas hydrophila as a respiratory pathogen, as well as the community origin of multidrug resistance and the utility of newer carbapenems in such cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1087-1090
Number of pages4
JournalYonsei Medical Journal
Volume44
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30-12-2003

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