Journal of Clinical Immunology

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 39–41 | Cite as

Psychrobacter immobilis Septicemia in a Boy with X-linked Chronic Granulomatous Disease and Fulminant Hepatic Failure

  • Panida Sriaroon
  • Araceli Elizalde
  • Elena E. Perez
  • Jennifer W. Leiding
  • Grace M. Aldrovandi
  • John W. Sleasman
Astute Clinician Report


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.


Chronic 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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Panida Sriaroon
    • 1
  • Araceli Elizalde
    • 2
  • Elena E. Perez
    • 3
  • Jennifer W. Leiding
    • 1
  • Grace M. Aldrovandi
    • 4
  • John W. Sleasman
    • 5
  1. 1.Division of Allergy, Immunology, and RheumatologyUniversity of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine/All Children’s HospitalSt. PetersburgUSA
  2. 2.Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Associates of South TexasSan AntonioUSA
  3. 3.University of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  4. 4.Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  5. 5.Pediatric Allergy and ImmunologyDuke University School of MedicineDurhamUSA

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