Community acquired bilateral upper lobe pneumonia with acute adrenal insufficiency: A new face of achromobacter xylosoxidans

Suman S. Karanth Dr., Anurag Gupta, Mukhyaprana Prabhu

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Abstract

Achromobacter xylosoxidans is an uncommon pathogen of low virulence known to cause serious nosocomial infection in the immunocompromised. Its inherent multi-drug resistance makes treatment difficult. Community-acquired infections are rare despite its ubiquitous existence. We present a 50-year-old immunocompetent woman who presented with one-month history of coughing with expectoration who was subsequently diagnosed with bilateral upper lobe pneumonia and acute adrenal insufficiency. Achromobacter xylosoxidans was isolated from sputum and bronchoalveolar lavage culture. The acute adrenal insufficiency recovered after appropriate antibiotic therapy. Amongst the myriad of presentations, we highlight the rarity of acute adrenal insufficiency triggered by the infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-533
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Medical Journal
Volume5
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 08-11-2012

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