Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 125--126

Wohlfahrtiimonas chitiniclastica bloodstream infection due to a maggot-infested wound in a 54-year-old male


Kathryn L Connelly1, Elliot Freeman1, Olivia C Smibert1, Belinda Lin2 
1 Department of Medicine, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
2 Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kathryn L Connelly
Department of Medicine, Alfred Hospital, 55 Commercial Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004
Australia

We report a case of Wohlfahrtiimonas chitiniclastica bacteremia and sepsis, in the setting of lower limb wounds with maggot infestation. This is the first documented infection by this organism in the Australasia/Pacific region, identified using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry and 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acid sequencing. Clinicians should be aware of this emerging pathogen.


How to cite this article:
Connelly KL, Freeman E, Smibert OC, Lin B. Wohlfahrtiimonas chitiniclastica bloodstream infection due to a maggot-infested wound in a 54-year-old male.J Global Infect Dis 2019;11:125-126


How to cite this URL:
Connelly KL, Freeman E, Smibert OC, Lin B. Wohlfahrtiimonas chitiniclastica bloodstream infection due to a maggot-infested wound in a 54-year-old male. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Jun 6 ];11:125-126
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