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Infect Chemother. 2010 Jun;42(3):190-193. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.3947/ic.2010.42.3.190
Lee HM , Bae SH , Lee SN , Lee JW , Shin AY , Yu SY , Lee SY , Youn MH , Han SY , Han NI , Lee YS , Yoo JH .
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. jhyoo@catholic.ac.kr
Abstract

Citrobacter species is a gram-negative bacilli that can cause opportunistic infections in immunocompromised hosts. Citrobacter braakii refers to the genomospecies 6 of the Citrobacter freundii complex. There are no detailed studies on infections caused by this newly identified specific genetic species in Korea. We herein report a case of a patient with hepatocellular carcinoma who, after undergoing transcatheter arterial chemoembolization, developed biloma which later progressed to C.braakii sepsis and did not respond to treatment. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case in Korea on C. braakii infection resulting in septic shock in a patient with malignancy in Korea.

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