Bacteremia por Ochrobactrum anthropi en paciente en hemodiálisis por catéter tunelizado permanente. Caso clinico.
Obando M, Nicolás; Interno de Medicina. Universidad de Valparaíso. Chile
Badilla S, Marta; Nefróloga, departamento de Nefrología, servicio de Medicina interna, Hospital Gustavo Fricke, Viña del Mar, Chile.
CATHETER ASSOCIATED BACTEREMIA CAUSED BY OCHROBACTRUM ANTHROPI IN A PATIENT ON HEMODIALYSIS. REPORT OF ONE CASE Ochrobactrum anthropi is a rare pathogen in humans that is usually related to infections in inmunocompromised patients or people with indwelling medical devices. There are very few reported cases of O. anthropi bacteremia in patients on hemodialysis. We report a 19 years old female on hemodialysis through a jugular catheter, with fever and malaise lasting one month. The catheter was withdrawn and Ochrobactrum anthropi was isolated from it and from blood cultures. The patient was successfully treated with levofloxacin.