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Urinary Tract Infection in an Immunocompromised ICU Patient by Myroides Species: A Multidrug-resistant Microorganism

Zia Arshad, Matendra Yadav, Rati Prabha, Ravi Prakash, Gyan P Singh

Keywords : Encephalitis, Immunocompromised host, Myroides, Opportunistic infection, Urinary tract infection

Citation Information : Arshad Z, Yadav M, Prabha R, Prakash R, Singh GP. Urinary Tract Infection in an Immunocompromised ICU Patient by Myroides Species: A Multidrug-resistant Microorganism. 2022; 1 (3):68-69.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11006-0022

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 02-01-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Highlights Pyrexia of unknown origin is among the topic of concern in intensive care unit. Some rare isolates like Myroides species affect the immunocompromised host and have intrinsic resistance to various existing class of antimicrobial agents. Patient with prolonged ICU stay, receiving broad spectrum antibiotics, steroids with compromised nutrition and other comorbidities like anemia in this case make them susceptible for opportunistic infections. In this era, when antimicrobial resistance has reached alarming levels day by day all over the world, these organisms require early identification and prompt treatment to reduce the morbidities, length of ICU stay, and financial burden. Myroides spp. are an emerging multidrug resistant organism. This case report elucidates urinary tract infection in a postpartum patient admitted in ICU with fever and acuter onset areflexic flaccid quadriparesis.

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