2018, Cilt 27, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 316-319
Catheter-Related Bacteremia due to Enterobacter ludwigii in a Hemodialysis Patient: First Report in the Literature
DOI 10.5262/tndt.2018.2866
Süleyman KÖZ1, Esin OĞUZ2, Meryem TIMUÇIN1, Seyit Ali BÜYÜKTUNA3, Mustafa Zahir BAKICI4, Ferhan CANDAN1, Mansur KAYATAŞ1
1Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nephrology, Sivas, Turkey
2Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Sivas, Turkey
3Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, Sivas, Turkey
4Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Sivas, Turkey
Keywords: Enterobacter ludwigii, Hemodialysis, Catheter, Bacteremia

The Enterobacter cloacae complex, a member of the genus Enterobacter, consists of a group of bacteria that are responsible for serious infections in human beings. A recently identified member of the group, Enterobacter ludwigii sp, is an emerging source of clinically important infections, but, up until now, there has been no report of catheter related bacteremia due to Enterobacter ludwigii sp. in hemodialysis patients. We report a hemodialysis patient with catheter related bacteremia due to Enterobacter ludwigii sp. whose infection improved only partially by antibiotics that were expected to be fully effective, based on antibiotic susceptibility testing; the infection could be cured only after removal of the catheter.

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