Vol. 12 No. 3 (2020): Archives of Public Health
Case Report

Rhizobium radiobacter bacteremia in a two-year-old patient with an acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a case report

Biljana Kakaraskoska Boceska
Institute of Public Health of Republic of North Macedonia, Skopje
Dugagjin Osmani
Institute of Public Health of Republic of North Macedonia, Skopje
Branka Petrovska Basovska
Institute of Public Health of Republic of North Macedonia, Skopje
Verica Kakaraskoska Petreska
Health Centre, Prilep, Republic of North Macedonia
Kata Martinova
University Clinic of Pediatric Diseases, Skopje; Faculty of Medicine, Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje
Zorica Antevska Trajkova
University Clinic of Pediatric Diseases, Skopje;
Aleksandra Jovanovska
University Clinic of Pediatric Diseases, Skopje;
Svetlana Kocheva
University Clinic of Pediatric Diseases, Skopje; Faculty of Medicine, Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje

Published 2020-12-15

Keywords

  • Rhizobium radiobacter,
  • malignancy,
  • central venous catheter,
  • immunocompromised,
  • cephalosporins

How to Cite

1.
Kakaraskoska Boceska B, Osmani D, Petrovska Basovska B, Kakaraskoska Petreska V, Martinova K, Antevska Trajkova Z, Jovanovska A, Kocheva S. Rhizobium radiobacter bacteremia in a two-year-old patient with an acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a case report. Arch Pub Health [Internet]. 2020 Dec. 15 [cited 2021 Dec. 7];12(3):91-4. Available from: https://id-press.eu/aph/article/view/5612

Abstract

Rhizobium radiobacter is a Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium usually associated with diseases in plants. Infections due to R. radiobacter in humans are strongly related to the presence of foreign plastic materials, immunocompromised and chronically debilitated hosts with underlying conditions such as malignancies, human immunodeficiency virus as well as bone marrow transplant recipients. The aim of this paper was to present a rare blood infection with Rhizobium radiobacter in North Macedonia in a pediatric patient with underlying conditions. The treatment was successful with appropriate cephalosporin and aminoglycoside therapy without removing the central venous catheter

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