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Title: Ralstonia mannitolilytica sepsis: a case report
Authors: Owusu, Michael
Acheampong, Godfred
sylverken, Augustina Angelina
Marfo, Kwadwo Sarfo
Osei, Isaac
et. al
Keywords: Ralstonia mannitolilytica
Sepsis
Nonfermenting gram-negative rods
Case report
16S rRNA
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: BioMed Central
Citation: Owusu et al. Journal of Medical Case Reports (2019) 13:318. Ralstonia mannitolilytica sepsis: a case report. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13256-019-2235-0
Abstract: Background: Ralstonia mannitolilytica is an emerging opportunistic pathogen that is associated with severe disease, including septic shock, meningitis, and renal transplant infections. Reports on this pathogen are limited, however, especially on the African continent. Case presentation: A 2-year-old Akan child was presented to a hospital in the northeastern part of Ghana with a 1-week history of fever and chills. We identified Ralstonia mannitolilytica in her blood culture using both conventional and 16S ribosomal deoxyribonucleic acid (rDNA) techniques. The patient’s condition improved clinically upon treatment with cefuroxime. Conclusion: Our report highlights the potential of Ralstonia mannitolilytica to cause sepsis and thus emphasizes the need for improved laboratory diagnosis and evidence for use of appropriate antibiotics in rural settings of Africa, where presumptive treatment using antimicrobial agents is rife.
Description: An article published by BioMed Central and also available at https://doi.org/10.1186/s13256-019-2235-0
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12556
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