Infectious Disease Compendium

Raoultella

Microbiology

Raoultella planticola and Raoultella ornithinolytica (Pubmed)

A gram negative rod.

Epidemiologic Risks

Adenocarcinoma of gallbladder and biliary system.

Various nosocomial infections.

Syndromes

Mostly bacteremias and gallbladders in bad hosts (PubMed).

Treatment

Third generation cephalosporin or a carbapenem, although limited clinical experience and carbapenamases are reported (Pubmed).

R. ornithinolytica are resistant to antibiotics: 4% of isolates were resistant to ceftriaxone, 6% to quinolones, and 13% to co­trimoxazole.

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