Rare Cases of Ralstonia pickettii Associated with Tonsillitis and Wound Infection

  • Kumar S Abhishek Department of Microbiology, Senior Resident All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, India
  • Sarika P Kombade Department of Microbiology, Senior Resident All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, India
  • Vijaya Lakshmi Nag Department of Microbiology, Senior Resident All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, India
Keywords: Ralstonia, Tonsillitis, Wound Infection, Nosocomial infection

Abstract

Background:      We describe here two rare case of Ralstonia pickettii infection associated with tonsillitis and wound infection. Ralstonia pickettii is a gram negative bacteria, usually isolated from the soil and water. Infection-associated Ralstonia species though rare, has become an emerging nosocomial pathogen due to its capability to survive in harsh conditions like antiseptic solutions. Both of our reported cases presented to the outdoor patient unit and thus possibility of community acquired Ralstonia picketti infection cannot be ruled out. Methods:   Isolates were subjected to Siemens MicroScan WalkAway 96 Plus (Beckman Caulter Diagnostics, USA) for identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Results:  Ralstonia pickettii was identified as a rarely detected pathogen. Conclusion:    Ralstonia pickettii though rarely associated with wound infections and tonsillitis, could be a potential hospital acquired pathogen.

Author Biography

Vijaya Lakshmi Nag, Department of Microbiology, Senior Resident All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, India
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Published
2018-10-07
How to Cite
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Abhishek K, Kombade S, Nag V. Rare Cases of Ralstonia pickettii Associated with Tonsillitis and Wound Infection. jmb. 7(3-4):1-.
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Case Reports