Raoultella ornithinolytica in MALT-type non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

  • Rui Seixas Internal Medicine Department, Unidade Local de Saúde Litoral Alentejano, Santiago do Cacém, Portugal
  • Adelaide Alves Pulmonology Department, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia e Espinho, Portugal
  • Aurelia Selaru Clinical Pathology Department, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia e Espinho, Portugal
  • Manuela Vanzeller Pulmonology Department, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia e Espinho, Portugal
  • Teresa Shiang Pulmonology Department, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia e Espinho, Portugal
  • Sara Conde Pulmonology Department, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia e Espinho, Portugal

Keywords

Raoultella ornithinolytica, immunosuppression, non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Abstract

Raoultella ornithinolytica is a bacterium that belongs to the Enterobacteriaceae family. The most frequently reported infections are gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary. Urinary tract infections are very rarely reported and bloodstream infections are usually reported without an identified source. This bacterium is responsible for an increasing number of infections, especially in immunocompromised patients. The authors describe the first case ever reported of an immunocompromised patient due to non-Hodgkin lymphoma MALT type and corticotherapy, who developed urinary tract infection and subsequently bacteriemia due to this pathogen.

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  • Published: 2021-11-16

    Issue: 2021: LATEST ONLINE (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Seixas R, Alves A, Selaru A, Vanzeller M, Shiang T, Conde S. Raoultella ornithinolytica in MALT-type non-Hodgkin Lymphoma . EJCRIM 2021;2 doi:10.12890/2021_003023.