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