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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 152-154

Bordetella bronchiseptica infection in an intensive care unit patient

Department of Microbiology, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Manodeep Sen
Dr. Manodeep Sen, Department of Microbiology, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 226010, Uttar Pradesh.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/mgmj.mgmj_13_20

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Bordetella bronchiseptica is a pleomorphic gram-negative coccobacilli typically causing respiratory tract infections in dogs. Its infection in humans is very uncommon. B. bronchiseptica was cultured from the pus swab taken from an ulcer on the chest at the site of chemo-port in a 15-year-old girl in intensive care unit having postviral encephalopathy with cerebral palsy. It is a unique case because we could not find any prior published case report of B. bronchiseptica associated with wound infection in humans. B. bronchiseptica can be a cause of wound infection in humans. In severely immunocompromised patients, this rare organism can become an opportunistic pathogen to cause severe wound infections and medical microbiologists should keep themselves updated in diagnosing such isolates and clinicians should be mindful of their diverse clinical manifestations and limited treatment options.

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