Eleni Geladari, Ioanna Segkou, Georgia Vathia, Theodoros Alexopoulos, Anastasia Thanopoulou, Natalia Vallianou and Spyros P. Dourakis*
1Department of Internal Medicine, Evaggelismos General Hospital, GreeceFulltext PDF
Introduction: Pseudomonas stutzeri is a gram negative bacterium that it is widely distributed in the environment. It is perceived as an opportunistic pathogen that has rarely been described in the literature, but may cause detrimental infections. This rod-shaped, motile, single polar-flagellated, soil bacterium was initially isolated from human spinal fluid. Case Presentation: Herein, we present an 85 year-old man with a history of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and diabetes mellitus, who presented to the emergency department with fever and chills and was diagnosed with CNS infection caused by Pseudomonas stutzeri. Conclusion: To our knowledge, this is the fourth case of P. strutzeri CNS infection reported in the literature. Immunosuppression should prompt clinicians to take into consideration the possibility of an opportunistic infection, thus, guiding appropriately the antimicrobial treatment.
Pseudomonas stutzeri; Central nervous system infection; Diabetes mellitus; NonHodgkin Lymphoma
Geladari E, Segkou I, Vathia G, Alexopoulos T, Thanopoulou A, Vallianou N, et al. Pseudomonas stutzeri-Induced CNS Infection in a Patient with a History of NHL and Diabetes and a Recent Hospitalization for Pancreatoenteric Fistula. Ann Clin Immunol Microbiol. 2019;1(2):1010.