Case Rep Infect Dis. ; doi: // Epub Jun Ewingella americana: an emerging true pathogen. Hassan S(1), Amer. Ewingella americana was isolated from two blood cultures from a year-old male after cholecystectomy. The characteristics of this strain are compared with the. PDF | Infections caused by Ewingella americana have been rarely reported in the literature. Most of the cases that have been reported were.
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Laboratory findings were as follows: However, McNeil proposed that the citrate solutions prepared in the hospital for coagulations study may have constituted an inanimated environmental reservoir and resulted in recurrent pseudobacteremia caused by E. Abstract Though the pathogenic significance and the reservoir of Ewingella americana have not been clarified, this organism has caused several pathogenic infections, especially in immunocompromised americxna.
It also showed erosion of the humeral head and the glenohumeral joint, consistent with septic arthritis Figure 1. Interpretive criteria for temocillin disk diffusion susceptibility ewingellx.
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Septicemia with Ewingella americana.
A Case of Pneumonia Caused by Ewingella americana in a Patient with Chronic Renal Failure
Plasmids of Ewingella americana: This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Amricana we present the first case, to our knowledge, of E. Case Reports in Infectious Diseases. As far as we know, this is the first report of a pneumonia caused by E.
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Polymicrobial bacteremia caused by Ewingella americana family Enterobacteriaceae and an unusual Pseudomonas species. Catheter-related bacteremia due to Ewingella americana.
H 2 S not produced mannitol, mannose and trehalose are fermented. The antimicrobial susceptibility test carried out by disk diffusion method showed susceptibility to amikacin, ampicillin, cefazolin, gentamicin, piperacillin tazobactam, tobramycin, and trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole while was resistant to ciprofloxacin. A contaminated ice bath was identified as the probable source in an outbreak of E. He was empirically treated with ceftriaxone starting from the very next day before the results of culture.
The characteristics of this strain are compared with the reported biochemical characteristics of 44 American strains. We report a pneumonia in a patient with chronic renal failure, who had chronic rejection of transplanted kidney. Since this study did not include evaluations dealing with water or other environmental sources throughout the admission, we could only presumed that the general hygiene or water contamination might have played a role in this infection.
Sputum was reported to be the most common source of isolation 12. Cultures of the synovial fluid grew Ewingella americana. The antibiotic course was completed with no complications. Journal List J Clin Microbiol v. Fatal Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome due to Ewingella americana infection. Ewingella americana Scientific classification Kingdom: Earlier reports suggested E. And he was discharged with peroral medication of the antibiotics after the 15th day of admission.
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It rarely causes human infections and has been identified from various clinical samples including sputum [ 2 ], conjunctiva [ 34 ], blood [ 5 — 8 ], wound [ 9 ], and peritoneal dialysate [ 10 ]. Eur J Clin Microbiol. Polymicrobial bacteremia caused by Ewingella americana family Enterobacteriaceae and an unusual Pseudomonas species.
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Ewingella americana: an emerging true pathogen.
Wound colonization by Ewingella americana. Crimont et al Ann. PasteurellaceaeActinobacillusHemophilusPasteurella. Even the etiology and route of infection have not been clearly stated, this organism, E.
Ewingella americana is a rare gram negative, lactose fermenting, oxidase negative, catalase positive, indole negative, facultative anaerobic bacillus first described from clinical specimens in by Grimont et al. Table 2 Antimicrobial susceptibility results of E. Introduction Ewingella americana is a rare gram negative, lactose fermenting, oxidase negative, catalase positive, indole negative, facultative anaerobic bacillus first described from clinical specimens in by Grimont et al.
This organism rarely causes human infections and has been identified from various clinical specimens including wound, sputum, urine, stool, blood 12conjunctiva 3 and peritoneal dialysate 4. However, more cases and informations are needed to clarify and postulate the ecology and pathogenicity of E. We present a chronic renal failure patient with fever and haziness in right lung field on chest radiography.
We have neither identified E. It was first identified and characterized in Abstract Ewingella americana was isolated from two blood cultures from a year-old male after cholecystectomy. Received Oct 21; Accepted Mar Interestingly, it has also been isolated from the intestinal contents of snails and slugs [ 11 ], fresh nutria carcasses [ 12 ], vacuum packaged meat [ 13 ], and mushrooms [ 14 ] as well.