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Pantoea agglomerans (CRBSI)

20/12/2011
By admin

A 43-year-old Thai man, ESRD on a permanent catheter for hemodialysis, developed acute fever.

Diagnosis – Catheter-related blood stream infection

The following pictures are the results of his hemoculture from his permanent catheter.

Hemoculture – Pantoea agglomerans

Pantoea agglomerans was formerly named Enterobacter agglomerans. Its IMViC pattern is –++ like Enterobacter spp. and Klebsiella spp., but, unlike Klebsiella spp., P. agglomerans is motile. The amino acids lysine/arginine/ornithine utilizing, which is positive for the other genera of the family Enterobacteriaceae, is negative for P. agglomerans.

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Microbiology