Rahnella aquatilis Sepsis in a Premature Newborn.

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

Case reports in pediatrics, cilt.2015, ss.860671, 2015 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 2015
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1155/2015/860671
  • Dergi Adı: Case reports in pediatrics
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.860671


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.