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A case series Of Shewanella algae bacteremia with different outcomes

Faisal, Ummu Salamah and Hamzah, Fatin Farahani and Zainulabid, Ummu Afeera and Chuan Hun, Ding (2023) A case series Of Shewanella algae bacteremia with different outcomes. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 130 (Supplement 2). S125-S125. ISSN 1201-9712 E-ISSN 1878-3511

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Shewanella spp. is increasingly recognized as an emerging pathogen causing skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI). They are found ubiquitously in soil and the aquatic environment, particularly in warmer geographical climates. We present 2 cases of S. algae infection. The first case involves a 75- year-old man with underlying chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) who developed rapidly worsening left-hand cellulitis. S. algae was isolated from cultures of both his blood and right-hand swab. His antibiotics were revised from ampicillin-sulbactam to ceftazidime, and he recovered well after two weeks of intravenous ceftazidime. The second is a fatal case of septic shock due to leg cellulitis with S. algae bacteraemia. Unfortunately, this patient succumbed to his illness within 72 hours of hospital admission.

Item Type: Article (Meeting Abstract)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shewanella spp., soft tissue infection
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC111 Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: Asst. Dr. Ummu Afeera Zainulabid
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2023 13:24
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2024 11:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/105321

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