Clinical significance of positive Raoultella Ornithinolytica and Staphylococcus hominis cultures in a post lobectomy patient. A case report

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2018.885

Authors

  • Evaggelina Papakanderaki Athens Naval and Veterans Hospital, Greece.
  • Konstantinos Kanakakis Athens Naval and Veterans Hospital, Greece.
  • Sotirios Goule Athens Naval and Veterans Hospital, Greece.
  • Maria Chounti Athens Naval and Veterans Hospital, Greece.
  • Panagiotis Hountis | panos_hountis@hotmail.com Athens Naval and Veterans Hospital, Greece.

Abstract

Raoultella Ornithinolytica (RO) is an encapsulated, Gram- negative, nonmotile aerobic rob which was reclassified from Klepsiella genus belonging in the family of Enterobacteriaceae. It is a rare human infection and few cases have been reported in post thoracotomy patients. Here we present a case of a left lower lobectomy patient that was complicated by pleural effusion and high fever with positive sputum cultures of Raoultella Ornithinolytica and positive pleural fluid cultures of Staphylococcus hominis. It is related with aquatic life poisoning. There are few cases reported and even fewer postoperatively. The infection is rare in human therefore the bacteria is still underreported.

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Published
2018-02-26
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Pneumology - Case Reports
Keywords:
Raoultella Ornithinolytica, Staphylococcus hominis, lung cancer, lobectomy, thoracic surgery.
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Papakanderaki, Evaggelina, Konstantinos Kanakakis, Sotirios Goule, Maria Chounti, and Panagiotis Hountis. 2018. “Clinical Significance of Positive Raoultella Ornithinolytica and Staphylococcus Hominis Cultures in a Post Lobectomy Patient. A Case Report”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 88 (1). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2018.885.

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