P-ISSN 2587-2400 | E-ISSN 2587-196X
Pneumonia Case by Caused Comamonas Testosteroni in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit [EJMO]
EJMO. Ahead of Print: EJMO-73745 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmo.2018.73745

Pneumonia Case by Caused Comamonas Testosteroni in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Şerife Çetin1, Serpil Başlarlı1, Binnaz Çelik2, İlhami Çelik1
1Department of Infection Control Committee, Health Cciences University Kayseri Education Research Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey
2Department of Pediatry, Health Cciences University Kayseri Education Research Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey

Comamonas testosteroni, previously known as Pseudomonas testosterone, is an aerobic, motile, nonspore forming and gram-negative organism. It rarely infects humans and commonly can live in environments such as soil, water, plants, and animals. In addition to this, it can also survive for a long time in hospital environments. The microorganism infections are often treated in humans, and thus, mortality is rare. Up to today, among all cases in the literature, only five died owing to underlying diseases. Here we present a case of a 10-year-old male patient with cerebral palsy who was positive of Comamonas testosteroni in the tracheal aspirate culture. The patient died on the 50th day of the hospitalization because of in the fact that the prognosis of patient’s was extremely bad. In the medical literature, the patient is the second case of pneumonia.

Keywords: Comamonas testosteroni, health care-associated infections, pneumonia, cerebral palsy



Corresponding Author: Şerife Çetin, Türkiye

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