Infect Chemother.  2016 Mar;48(1):47-50. 10.3947/ic.2016.48.1.47.

A Case of Septic Shock caused by Achromobacter xylosoxidans in an Immunocompetent Female Patient after Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for a Ureteral Stone

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University Medical College, Seoul, Korea. helppl@hallym.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Laboratory Medicine, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Achromobacter xylosoxidans can cause various types of infections, but its infection in humans is rare. A. xylosoxidans has been reported as a rare etiological agent of infections including primary bacteremia, catheter-related bloodstream infection, endocarditis, otitis, and pneumonia, particularly in immunocompromised hosts. We encountered a case of septic shock caused by A. xylosoxidans in a 52-year-old, immunocompetent woman with no underlying disease, who received extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy to remove a left upper ureteral stone. She was treated with antibiotics to which the organism was susceptible but died as a result of septic shock.

Keyword

Achromobacter xylosoxidans; Septic shock; Immunocompetent

MeSH Terms

Achromobacter denitrificans*
Achromobacter*
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Bacteremia
Endocarditis
Female*
Humans
Immunocompromised Host
Lithotripsy*
Middle Aged
Otitis
Pneumonia
Shock*
Shock, Septic*
Ureter*
Anti-Bacterial Agents
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