Pulmonary Infection Caused by Achromobacter xylosoxidans- Report of Two Cases DD01-DD03
Dr. Kalpana Chauhan,
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Subharti Medical College, NH-58, Delhi Haridwar Bypass Road,
Meerut-250005, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Immunocompromised patients are predisposed to a variety of infections due to both common and uncommon pathogens. Achromobacter xylosoxidans, is an opportunistic pathogen most commonly encountered among immunocompromised patients. The authors report two cases of pulmonary infection due to A. xylosoxidans for the first time from this geographical area. First case is a 55-year-old diabetic female with pulmonary tuberculosis and second case is a 67-year-old male with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Alertness and rapid diagnosis led to favourable outcome in both these cases.