Raoultella planticola, a central venous line exit site infection

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Raoultella planticola is a Gram negative, aerobic, non-motile bacilli primarily considered to be environmental bacteria. It is a rare cause of human infections. We report a case of central catheter line exit site wound infection in a 15-month-old baby girl who was admitted electively for closure of ileostomy and incisional hernia repair. We identify the organism as R. planticola using Vitek2 biochemical identification system with a 99% probability. The patient was already on ampicillin, gentamicin and metronidazole started preoperatively and the central catheter was removed. Apparently the infection was eradicated by removal of the catheter and the effect of gentamicin, and the patient did not require changing the antibiotic or using other local antibiotic. © 2014 Taibah University. Production and hosting by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.




Nada, B., & Areej, M. (2014). Raoultella planticola, a central venous line exit site infection. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences, 9(2), 158–160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtumed.2013.11.008

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