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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24-26

Fatal Raoultella ornithinolytica sepsis and purpura fulminans in a preterm newborn


Department of Pediatrics, Suleyman Demirel University Medical School, Isparta, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
G Sandal
Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics Isparta
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.131833

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Raoultella ornithinolytica is a Gram-negative encapsulated aerobic bacillus belonging to family Enterobacteriaceae. It is an extremely rare causative organism of infections in humans. We reported R. ornithinolytica sepsis and purpura fulminans in a preterm female baby. Our case is the second newborn case of human infection by R. ornithinolytica that has been reported in the literature.


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