Successful treatment of multiresistant Achromobacter xylosoxidans bacteremia in a child with acute myeloid leukemia

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Tugcu D., Turel O., Aydogan G., Akcay A. , Salcioglu Z., Akici F., ...More

ANNALS OF SAUDI MEDICINE, vol.35, no.2, pp.168-169, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5144/0256-4947.2015.168
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF SAUDI MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.168-169


Achromobacter xylosoxidans is an aerobic gram-negative bacillus and important cause of bacteremia in immunocompromised patients. We describe a leukemia pediatric patient with severe neutropenia who developed bacteremia with A xylosoxidans resistant to multiple antibiotics, and treated the patient with tigecycline and piperacillin-tazobactam in addition to supportive medications.