Extraintestinal Infection due to Hafnia alvei

  • A. Ramos
  • D. Dámaso
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Abstract

 The aim of this study was to establish the clinical features of extraintestinal infections caused by Hafnia alvei. Over a 5-year period (1994–1998), data were collected regarding inpatients (n=8) with nosocomial (n=5) or community-acquired (n=3) infections caused by Hafnia alvei. The mean age of the patients was 47±21 years. Three patients had hospital-acquired urinary tract infections. Hafnia alvei also caused community-acquired cholangitis, cholecystitis, appendicitis, psoas abscess and prosthetic endocarditis. Hafnia alvei was susceptible to amoxicillin/clavulanic acid and to first-generation cephalosporins in two cases. Susceptibility to aminoglycosides, imipenem, cotrimoxazole, ciprofloxacin, piperacillin and cefotaxime was very good (8/8). Four patients required invasive treatment.

Keywords

Urinary Tract Infection Cephalosporin Appendicitis Endocarditis Cholangitis 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Ramos
    • 1
  • D. Dámaso
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Internal Medicine III and Clinical Microbiology, Hospital Universitario “Clínica Puerta de Hierro,” Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, San Martín de Porres N° 4, 28034 Madrid, Spain e-mail: antonioramosmartínez@teleline.es Tel.: 34-1-913028225 Fax: 34-1-913730535ES

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