Pseudomonas putida bacteremia due to soft tissue infection contracted in a flooded area of central Taiwan: a case report
Chang-Hua Chen, Ru-Hua Hsiu, Chun-Eng Liu, Tzuu-Guang Young
Section of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua; College of Life Science, National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung; and Department of Laboratory Medicine, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan
Received: March 11, 2005 Revised: April 20, 2005 Accepted: April 28, 2005
In areas of flooding, soil bacteria could infect humans. We report a 78-year-old woman who developed Pseudomonas putida soft tissue infection associated with bacteremia after passing through the water of a flooded area. She recovered very well after a 14-day course of intravenous ceftazidime therapy. Physicians should be alert to soft tissue pseudomonae infection during the flooding season.
Pseudomonas putida, risk factors, soft tissue infections
J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2005;38:293-295.