J Pediatr Infect Dis 2024; 19(02): 122-125
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1778012
Case Report

Rare Cause of Soft Tissue Infection: Shewanella algae

1   Department of Pediatrics, Necmettin Erbakan University Meram Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Türkiye
Ayşe Hümeyra Akgül
1   Department of Pediatrics, Necmettin Erbakan University Meram Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Türkiye
Mustafa Gençeli
2   Departments of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Necmettin Erbakan University Meram Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Türkiye
Özge Metin Akcan
2   Departments of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Necmettin Erbakan University Meram Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Türkiye
Seda Nur Arazi Kan
3   Department of Microbiology, Necmettin Erbakan University Meram Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Türkiye
Metin Doğan
3   Department of Microbiology, Necmettin Erbakan University Meram Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Türkiye
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Shewanella algae is a common microorganism in nature, but a rare pathogen in humans. It is a causative agent of skin and soft tissue infections, especially in patients with skin ulcers or trauma. S. algae can enter the body through the eyes, ears, gastrointestinal tract, or respiratory tract. Immunocompromised individuals are at increased risk of developing bacteremia and sepsis from the infection. This report presents a case of posttraumatic soft tissue infection caused by S. algae in an 18-year-old male after swimming in the sea. The bacteria were cultured from the wound site.


Eingereicht: 28. August 2023

Angenommen: 23. November 2023

Artikel online veröffentlicht:
12. Januar 2024

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