Two unique presentations of Achromobacter xylosoxidans infections in clinical settings

  • Vandana Kalwaje Eshwara Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal University, Karnataka, India
  • Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal University, Karnataka, India
  • Savitha Mohan Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal University, Karnataka, India
  • Rajath Prakash Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal University, Karnataka, India
  • Ganesh Pai Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal University, Karnataka, India
Keywords: Achromobacter xylosoxidans, carcinoma of breast, pancreatic pseudocyst, wound infection

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Vandana Kalwaje Eshwara, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal University, Karnataka, India
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal University, Karnataka, India

Professor, Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Savitha Mohan, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal University, Karnataka, India
Post Graduate student(M.D), Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
Rajath Prakash, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal University, Karnataka, India
Post Graduate student(M.Sc), Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
Ganesh Pai, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal University, Karnataka, India
Professor and Head, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
Published
2010-07-27
How to Cite
1.
Eshwara VK, Mukhopadhyay C, Mohan S, Prakash R, Pai G (2010) Two unique presentations of Achromobacter xylosoxidans infections in clinical settings. J Infect Dev Ctries 5:138-141. doi: 10.3855/jidc.1258
Section
Case Reports