Catheter Related Escherichia hermannii Sepsis in a Haemodialysis Patient
Cecilie Utke Rank1, *, Peter Lommer Kristensen1, Dennis Schrøder Hansen2, Lisbet Brandi1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2016
First Page: 1
Last Page: 3
Publisher ID: TOMICROJ-10-1
Article History:Received Date: 22/4/2015
Revision Received Date: 23/7/2015
Acceptance Date: 24/7/2015
Electronic publication date: 2/2/2016
Collection year: 2016
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Escherichia hermannii is an extremely rare etiological agent of invasive infection, and thus, the bacterium was initially considered non-pathogenic. However, in five previously reported case reports E. hermannii has been implicated as the sole pathogen. Our case report describes blood stream infection with E.hermannii in a haemodialysis patient with persisting symptoms, high fever and inflammatory markers despite appropriate antibiotic treatment until replacement of the dialysis catheter. We suspect biofilm formation to be a crucial pathogenic feature for E. hermannii in the maintenance of an infection, which stresses the necessity of antibiotic treatment along with catheter replacement in bloodstream- and catheter-related infection with E. hermannii.