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Korean J Crit Care Med. 2015 Aug;30(3):180-183. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4266/kjccm.2015.30.3.180
Kim HJ , Lee Y , Oh K , Choi SH , Sung H , Huh JW .
Department of Internal Medicine, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Infectious Disease, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jwhuh@amc.seoul.kr
Abstract

Comamonas testosteroni and Acinetobacter guillouiae are gram-negative bacilli of low virulence that are widely distributed in nature and normal flora. Despite their common occurrence in environments, they rarely cause infectious disease. We experienced a case of septic shock by C. testosterone and A. guillouiae, and isolated them by 16S ribosomal RNA sequencing method from the blood cultures of a previous healthy female during postoperative supportive care. This is the first case of septic shock required ventilator care and continuous renal replacement therapy due to these organisms in Korea.

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