Ochrobactrum anthropi is a Gram‐negative, motile, non‐fermentative, oxidase‐ and urease‐positive, aerobic bacillus, formerly classified as. Background: Ochrobactrum anthropi is an emerging opportunistic pathogen classically considered of low virulence. The purpose of this study is to describe the. The clinical picture of Ochrobactrum anthropi infection is not well described because the infection is rare in humans and identification of the pathogen is difficult.


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It is also characterized by a broad spectrum of antibiotic resistance. They are chemoorganotrophic, using various amino acids, organic acids, and carbohydrates as carbon sources ochrobactrum anthropi are both oxidase and catalase positive.

Ochrobactrum anthropi

They also reduce both nitrate and nitrite by assimilation. Among these individuals, those with an indwelling medical device, such as catheters and drainage tubes, are most susceptible. This is likely due to its ability to adhere to various synthetic materials. It causes bacteremia which can ochrobactrum anthropi sepsisseptic shock and can even lead to life-threatening infections - such as infective endocarditis and osteomyelitis.

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Ugalde, Emilio Garcia, Marcello E. The patient was admitted to our hospital complaining of a hours history of fever, increase in his chronic cough and wheezing. On admission, his temperature was Blood was drawn ochrobactrum anthropi cultures, and thereafter the patient was given levofloxacin.


On physical examination, he showed diffuse bilateral wheezes and in the chest X-ray a right ochrobactrum anthropi lobe infiltrate was seen. The patient became afebrile in 48 hours and a day ochrobactrum anthropi of oral levofloxacin was completed.

This antibiotic was maintained when we received the blood cultures results, that showed the isolation of the same microorganism in all of them, identified as O.

Ochrobactrum anthropi - Wikipedia

There were no further episodes of fever ochrobactrum anthropi bacteraemia. Catheter-related infection A year-old man, with no prior hospitalization and no underlying disease, was admitted to our hospital because of skin lesions on both legs consistent with purpura for the previous two months.

After a thorough study of peripheral blood and bone marrow an acute myeloid leukemia subtype M4Eo was diagnosed, and treatment with idarubicin and cytarabine was initiated.

Forty-eight hours later, his temperature was The cultures yielded ochrobactrum anthropi negative rods identified as O.

A 15 days course of antibiotic was completed and the patient was ochrobactrum anthropi.

He has remained clinically well to this date. Biliary sepsis This is the case of a year-old woman, with a history of diabetes mellitus type 2 ochrobactrum anthropi an urgent cholecystectomy because of an acute gangrenous cholecystitis in In Juneshe was diagnosed of a pancreatic adenocarcinoma with hepatic metastases and obstructive jaundice that required external ochrobactrum anthropi drainage.


With the diagnosis of febrile neutropenia secondary to a biliary tract infection, blood and biliary drainage were drawn for cultures, empiric antibiotic treatment with piperacillin-tazobactam was initiated and, as the presence of a complete obstruction of the bile duct, an internal biliary drainage was placed.

Cultures were all positive for O. After susceptibility tests were available therapy was switched from empirical piperacillin-tazobactam to levofloxacin, ochrobactrum anthropi the patient ochrobactrum anthropi afebrile within 48 hours; no fever and further symptoms have been noted and repeated blood cultures were negative.

Ochrobactrum Anthropi Bacteraemia: Report of Six Cases and Review of the Literature

Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt device infection A year-old man was admitted to our hospital for liver transplantation.

The patient had a history of Child-Pugh B alcoholic liver cirrhosis complicated by portal hypertension and splenomegaly with esophagus varices. The ochrobactrum anthropi response is adequate and the patient is discharged from ochrobactrum anthropi ICU to the hospitalization ward.

In the following days, the patient had ochrobactrum anthropi ascites; a CT angiography showed that no vascular pathology was present and the measurement of portal pressure reported a moderate portal hypertension.