Rahnella aquatilis Sepsis in a Premature Newborn


Kuzdan C., Soysal A., Ozdemir H. , Coskun S., Akman I., Bilgen H. S. , ...More

CASE REPORTS IN PEDIATRICS, vol.2015, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2015
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2015/860671
  • Title of Journal : CASE REPORTS IN PEDIATRICS

Abstract

Rahnella aquatilis is an infrequently isolatedGram-negative rodwithin the Enterobacteriaceae family. The organism's natural habitat is water. The organism is rarely isolated from clinical specimens and it seldom causes infection in immunocompetent individuals. Here we present a one-month-old boy who was born prematurely at 27th week of gestation by cesarean section with a birth weight of 730 g. He developed sepsis caused by Rahnella aquatilis during the treatment for ventilator associated pneumonia due to Stenotrophomonas maltophilia with ciprofloxacin. He was successfully treated with a combination of amikacin plus meropenem. Although R. aquatilis is one of the saprophyticus organisms, it may cause life-threatening infection in newborn.