Pseudomonas mendocina Wound Infection in a Farmer: A Rare Case DD01-DD03
Dr. Kritika Pal,
Government Medical College, Sector-32, Chandigarh, India.
The members of the family Pseudomonadaceae have been reorganised under various groups, each with several species and are known as opportunistic pathogens. Pseudomonas mendocina (P.mendocina) formerly known as CDC group Vb-2, belongs to stutzeri group (group II) and was first discovered in 1970 in Mendoza. The present case report is about an overwhelming leg ulcer in an asthmatic and diabetic 53-year-old, Indian farmer following a fall due to a multi-drug resistant strain of P.mendocina without any systemic spread due to timely intervention. Authors emphasise that P. mendocina may be an important emerging pseudomonad or alternatively an under-diagnosed pathogen in immunocompromised patients exposed to soil. The multidrug resistant nature of this organism is alarming and it may become a threat to people with weakened immune systems.