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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 7, Issue 11, Part B (2021)

Sphingobacterium thalpophilum infection in a patient with Necrotizing Pancreatitis: A Case Report

Author(s)
Amany Moussab Altabba, Mohamed Ibrahim Ragab, Saud Hilmi Abdullah and Nadeem Javed Younas
Abstract
Sphingobacterium Thalpophilum is a very rare, aerobic, gram-negative bacilli which was isolated from a blood sample of a 36 years old male with necrotizing pancreatitis and DVT. The patient was treated with three different types of antibiotics: Meropenem, Metronidazole and Tigecycline as dictated by the antibiotic sensitivity testing. Unfortunately, the patient’s condition deteriorated and had to be admitted to the ICU and transferred to a tertiary care unit. S. thalpophilum while uncommon to be isolated from human specimens; infections with this microorganism can be fatal according to literature. There are very few reports of infection with S. thalpophilum worldwide and this is the first reported case in the United Arab Emirates.
Pages: 103-105  |  148 Views  3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Amany Moussab Altabba, Mohamed Ibrahim Ragab, Saud Hilmi Abdullah, Nadeem Javed Younas. Sphingobacterium thalpophilum infection in a patient with Necrotizing Pancreatitis: A Case Report. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(11):103-105. DOI: 10.22271/allresearch.2021.v7.i11b.9109
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