Bacteremia in a human caused by an XDR strain of Pseudomonas fulva

  • Fakhur Uddin University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Kerry Roulston University College London, London, United Kingdom
  • Timothy D McHugh University College London, London, United Kingdom
  • Taseer Ahmed Khan University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Sohail University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Keywords: bacteremia, Pseudomonas fulva, XDR

Abstract

This is the first report from Pakistan of a case of bacteremia in a human due to P. fulva, an opportunistic infection with increased risk of a drug resistant phenotype. P. fulva was isolated from blood of a 45 years male admitted in surgical ICU. Isolate was identified by the MALDI-TOF-MS and was extensively drug resistant (XDR) strain. Isolate was found negative for metallo β lactamase (MBL) and extended spectrum β lactamase (ESBL) types by phenotypic and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays. It was concluded that P. fulva is an emerging opportunistic pathogen.

Author Biographies

Kerry Roulston, University College London, London, United Kingdom

UCL Centre for Clinical Microbiology

Timothy D McHugh, University College London, London, United Kingdom

UCL Centre for Clinical Microbiology

Published
2018-07-31
How to Cite
1.
Uddin F, Roulston K, McHugh TD, Khan TA, Sohail M (2018) Bacteremia in a human caused by an XDR strain of Pseudomonas fulva. J Infect Dev Ctries 12:597-599. doi: 10.3855/jidc.10326
Section
Case Reports