A Rare Case of Aeromonas Hydrophila Catheter Related Sepsis in a Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease Receiving Steroids and Dialysis: A Case Report and Review of Aeromonas Infections in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

Case Reports in Nephrology. 2013;2013 DOI 10.1155/2013/735194

 

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Journal Title: Case Reports in Nephrology

ISSN: 2090-6641 (Print); 2090-665X (Online)

Publisher: Hindawi Limited

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Internal medicine: Specialties of internal medicine: Diseases of the genitourinary system. Urology

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Muhammad Abdul Mabood Khalil (Section of Nephrology Department of Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi 74800, Pakistan)
Abdur Rehman (Section of Nephrology Department of Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi 74800, Pakistan)
Waqar Uddin Kashif (Section of Nephrology Department of Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi 74800, Pakistan)
Manickam Rangasami (Department of Nephrology, Kuala Belait Hospital, Kuala Belait KA1131, Brunei Darussalam)
Jackson Tan (Department of Nephrology, RIPAS Hospital, Bander Seri Begwan BA1710, Brunei Darussalam)

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 11 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Aeromonas hydrophila (AH) is an aquatic bacterium. We present a case of fifty-five-year-old gentleman with chronic kidney disease (CKD) due to crescentic IgA nephropathy who presented to us with fever. He was recently pulsed with methyl prednisolone followed by oral prednisolone and discharged on maintenance dialysis through a double lumen dialysis catheter. Blood culture from peripheral vein and double lumen dialysis catheter grew AH. We speculate low immunity due to steroids and uremia along with touch contamination of dialysis catheter by the patient or dialysis nurse could have led to this rare infection. Dialysis catheter related infection by AH is rare. We present our case here and take the opportunity to give a brief review of AH infections in CKD patients.