Infectious Disease Compendium

Raoultella

Microbiology

Raoultella planticola and Raoultella ornithinolytica (Pubmed) and a couple of others.

A gram negative rod.

Epidemiologic Risks

Adenocarcinoma of gallbladder and biliary system.

Water, plants and soil.

Syndromes

Mostly bacteremias and gallbladders in bad hosts (PubMed). Various nosocomial infections.

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.

Notes

Curious Cases

Relevant links to my Medscape blog

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Last Update: 04/05/18.