Shigellemia in a post renal transplant patient: a case report and literature review

  • Suma B Appannanavar Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Centre, Chandigarh, India
  • Kapil Goyal Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Centre, Chandigarh, India
  • Rajkumar Garg Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Centre, Chandigarh, India
  • Pallab Ray Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Centre, Chandigarh, India
  • Manish Rathi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Centre, Chandigarh, India
  • Neelam Taneja Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Centre, Chandigarh, India
Keywords: post transplantation, renal, shigellemia

Abstract

Shigellemia is a complication of shigellosis that occurs generally in malnourished children. In adults, shigellemia is usually seen in immunocompromised individuals. Here we report the first case of shigellemia in a renal transplant patient from India. The patient had history of diarrhea, which was treated symptomatically. Subsequently, the patient developed high-grade fever and blood culture was positive for Shigellaflexneri. Recovery was uneventful after the initiation of antimicrobial therapy. In a country like India with high prevalence of shigellosis, screening for Shigella in the pre-transplant period may minimize the morbidity and prolonged hospital stay associated with the complication of septicemia.

Author Biographies

Suma B Appannanavar, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Centre, Chandigarh, India
Department of Medical Microbiology
Kapil Goyal, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Centre, Chandigarh, India
Department Of Medical Microbiology
Rajkumar Garg, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Centre, Chandigarh, India
Department Of Medical Microbiology
Pallab Ray, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Centre, Chandigarh, India
Department Of Medical Microbiology
Manish Rathi, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Centre, Chandigarh, India
Department Of Medical Microbiology
Neelam Taneja, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Centre, Chandigarh, India
Department Of Medical Microbiology
Published
2014-02-13
How to Cite
1.
Appannanavar SB, Goyal K, Garg R, Ray P, Rathi M, Taneja N (2014) Shigellemia in a post renal transplant patient: a case report and literature review. J Infect Dev Ctries 8:237-239. doi: 10.3855/jidc.3000
Section
Case Reports