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Enterobacter sakazakii bacteraemia with multiple splenic abscesses in a 75-year-old woman: a case report.

Gosney, M. (2008) Enterobacter sakazakii bacteraemia with multiple splenic abscesses in a 75-year-old woman: a case report. Age and ageing, 37 (2). pp. 236-237. ISSN 1468-2834

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afn006

Abstract/Summary

Enterobacter sakazakii is an uncommon bacterium that is known to cause severe neonatal infection and is rare among adults. We present a peculiar case of E. sakazakii bacteraemia with multiple splenic abscesses in a 75-year-old institutionalised woman, who was successfully treated with 6 weeks of imipenem and percutaneous drainage of the abscesses.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences > Human Nutrition Research Group
ID Code:28238
Publisher:Oxford University Press

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