First case of pneumonia caused by Cupriavidus pauculus in an infant in the Gulf Cooperation Council

  • Raghda Yahya King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Wafaa Alyousef King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Abdelwahab Omara King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Suha Alamoudi King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Alanoud Alshami King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Baha Abdalhamid King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Keywords: Cupriavidus pauculus, end-stage renal failure, cefepime, pneumonia, Gulf Cooperation Council

Abstract

Cupriavidus pauculus is an emerging organism causing infections in immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients. We report a C.pauculus pneumonia case susceptible to cefepime in an infant with end-stage renal failure. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of C. pauculus causing respiratory infections in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Author Biographies

Raghda Yahya, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Department of Pediatrics
Wafaa Alyousef, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Abdelwahab Omara, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Department of Pediatrics
Suha Alamoudi, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Alanoud Alshami, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Department of Pediatrics
Baha Abdalhamid, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Published
2017-02-28
How to Cite
1.
Yahya R, Alyousef W, Omara A, Alamoudi S, Alshami A, Abdalhamid B (2017) First case of pneumonia caused by Cupriavidus pauculus in an infant in the Gulf Cooperation Council. J Infect Dev Ctries 11:196-198. doi: 10.3855/jidc.8349
Section
Case Reports