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J Glob Infect Dis. 2019 Jul-Sep;11(3):125-126. doi: 10.4103/jgid.jgid_58_18.

Wohlfahrtiimonas chitiniclastica Bloodstream Infection Due to a Maggot-infested Wound in a 54-Year-Old Male.

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1
Department of Medicine, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
2
Department of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

Abstract

We report a case of Wohlfahrtiimonas chitiniclastica bacteremia and sepsis, in the setting of lower limb wounds with maggot infestation. This is the first documented infection by this organism in the Australasia/Pacific region, identified using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry and 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acid sequencing. Clinicians should be aware of this emerging pathogen.

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Gram-negative bacillus; Wohlfahrtiimonas chitiniclastica; myiasis

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