First report of Pseudomonas nitroreducens cultured from the lungs of a patient with pneumonia

Timothy Lee Turner, Richard Wunderink, Egon Ozer, Alan Hauser*

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Abstract

A man in his 50s with neutropenic fever and multifocal lung opacities was diagnosed with a viral pneumonia. A small number of bacteria grown from bronchoalveolar lavage fluid collected during a repeat bronchoscopy were initially identified as Pseudomonas aeruginosa by VITEK-2 and mass spectrometry platforms. Whole-genome sequencing, however, subsequently demonstrated that the bacteria were Pseudomonas nitroreducens, representing the first known case of P. nitroreducens cultured from human lungs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere241327
JournalBMJ case reports
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 24 2021

Keywords

  • infectious diseases
  • pneumonia (infectious disease)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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