Two unique presentations of Achromobacter xylosoxidans infections in clinical settings

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Two rare and unique infections of Achromobacter xylosoxidans are described. The first case is a novel presentation of acute necrotising pancreatitis leading to a pancreatic pseudocyst, which was treated successfully in an immunocompetent male. The second case describes a local wound infection of metastatic ductal carcinoma of the breast; the patient consequently succumbed from a pre-existing co-morbid condition. Vigilant and efficient microbiological workup and surveillance are needed to diagnose infections by this rare pathogen in clinical settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-141
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Infection in Developing Countries
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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