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


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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5144/0256-4947.2015.168
  • Journal Name: ANNALS OF SAUDI MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.168-169

Abstract

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.