Journal of Laboratory Physicians

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 124--127

Achromobacter Xylosoxidans bloodstream infection in elderly patient with Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Case report and review of literature


Kausalya Raghuraman1, Nishat H Ahmed1, Frincy K Baruah1, Rajesh K Grover2 
1 Department of Laboratory Medicine, Delhi State Cancer Institute, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Clinical Oncology, Delhi State Cancer Institute, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Nishat H Ahmed
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Delhi State Cancer Institute, New Delhi
India

Achromobacter xylosoxidansis a nonfermentative Gram-negative organism, known to cause opportunistic infection in humans. We report a case of septicemia in a 76-year-old male patient with underlying hepatocellular carcinoma due to A. xylosoxidans, which showed a different antimicrobial susceptibility pattern from what is usually reported. From aerobic blood culture of the patient, A. xylosoxidanswas isolated which was found to be sensitive to amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, piperacillin-tazobactam, ceftazidime, cefoperazone-sulbactam, meropenem, minocycline, tigecycline, and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole. The patient recovered with amoxicillin-clavulanic acid treatment, which was given empirically to the patient. The present case highlights the possible role of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid for treatment of bloodstream infection with A. xylosoxidans.


How to cite this article:
Raghuraman K, Ahmed NH, Baruah FK, Grover RK. Achromobacter Xylosoxidans bloodstream infection in elderly patient with Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Case report and review of literature .J Lab Physicians 2015;7:124-127


How to cite this URL:
Raghuraman K, Ahmed NH, Baruah FK, Grover RK. Achromobacter Xylosoxidans bloodstream infection in elderly patient with Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Case report and review of literature . J Lab Physicians [serial online] 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 19 ];7:124-127
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