Pulmonary Infection Caused by Achromobacter xylosoxidans- Report of Two CasesCorrespondence Address :
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.
Gram negative bacilli, Immunocompromised, Tuberculosis
Kalpana Chauhan, Anita Pandey, Saumya Srivastava, Ankita Gupta. PULMONARY INFECTION CAUSED BY ACHROMOBACTER XYLOSOXIDANS- REPORT OF TWO CASES. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 February [cited: 2019 Apr 25 ]; 13:DD01-DD03. Available from
Date of Submission: Oct 01, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Nov 05, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Dec 05, 2018
Date of Publishing: Feb 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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