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Volume 38, Number 4, August 2005

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   

 

Corresponding author:

Dr. Chun-Eng Liu, Section of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Changhua Christian Hospital, 135 Nanhsiau Street, Changhua, Taiwan. E-mail: 63557@cch.org.tw This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 



 

Methods:

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.

 



 

Key words:

Pseudomonas putida, risk factors, soft tissue infections



 



 

J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2005;38:293-295.