Psychrobacter immobilis Septicemia in a Boy with X-linked Chronic Granulomatous Disease and Fulminant Hepatic Failure
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A 16-year old boy with chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) developed Psychrobacter immobilis septicemia during a course of fulminant hepatic failure. The patient died despite aggressive management with antimicrobials and corticosteroids. While Psychrobacter immobilis rarely affects humans, it should be considered an organism that can cause sepsis in patients with CGD.
KeywordsChronic granulomatous disease septicemia Psychrobacter immobilis hepatic failure
We thank Dr. Jane Carver for assistance with preparation of the manuscript and Dr. Hector Monforte for the pathology diagnostic support and photomicrographs.
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