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Aeromonas hydrophila and Aspiration Pneumonia: A Diverse Presentation

Yonsei Med J. 2003 Dec; 44(6): 1087-90
Mukhopadhyay C, Bhargava A, Ayyagari A.
Dr. Archana Ayyagari, Department of Microbiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raebarely Road, Lucknow, U.P., India Pin-226014

Although there are ever increasing reports of extraintestinal human infections caused by Aeromonads, in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients, respiratory tract infections remain uncommon.

We describe a case of aspiration pneumonia in an immunocompetent patient with multiple sclerosis, caused by a community acquired, multidrug resistant strain of Aeromonas hydrophila sensitive only to meropenem.

The case highlights the clinical significance of Aeromonas hydrophila as a respiratory pathogen, as well as the community origin of multidrug resistance and the utility of newer carbapenems in such cases