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Raoultella planticola: A Rare Bacteria, a Novel Co-infection



There has been an increase in published cases involving Raoultella planticola in the last year, which demonstrates its threat as an emerging pathogen of wildly varying anti-microbial resistance. Our case identifies Raoultella planticola in sputum after an aspiration event in a patient with severe necrotizing pancreatitis, leading to pneumonia. This represents a rare case of R. planticola pneumonia; and the only case showing co-infection with Streptococcus pneumonia. Awareness of Raoultella planticola is important as trends in the literature point to increasing clinical relevance, especially in the immunocompromised and critically ill patients.

13 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 22 Mar, 2017


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