Korean J Infect Dis.  1999 Apr;31(2):163-166.

A Case of Bacteremic Cholangitis Caused by Flavobacterium odoratum

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Clinical Pathology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Flavobacterium odoratum is an obligately aerobic, gram-negative, non-fermentative rod. It has been infrequently isolated from urine, stool, wound, sputum, and blood specimens, but clinical infections caused by this organism are extremely rare. We report a case of bacteremic cholangitis caused by F. odoratum. The organism was simultaneously isolated in blood and bile from a patient, who had fever, sustained jaundice and abdominal pain with adenocarcinoma of the common bile duct. The isolated organism showed the typical biochemical characteristics. The results of antimicrobial sensitivity test showed resistance to aminoglycosides and cephalosporins but susceptibility to imipenem and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.

Keyword

Flavobacterium odoratum; Bacteremic cholangitis; Blood, Bile

MeSH Terms

Abdominal Pain
Adenocarcinoma
Aminoglycosides
Bile
Cephalosporins
Cholangitis*
Common Bile Duct
Fever
Flavobacterium*
Humans
Imipenem
Jaundice
Sputum
Trimethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole Drug Combination
Wounds and Injuries
Aminoglycosides
Cephalosporins
Imipenem
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