ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A rare case of Hafnia alvei pneumonia presenting with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Harun Karamanlı1, Türkan Toka Özer2
1Department of Pulmonology, Atatürk Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Microbiology, Medical Faculty of Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2017.12905
Hafnia alvei is a rarely seen pathogen in humans. In this article, we present a 58-year-old male case of Hafnia alvei with respiratory impairment due to a severe lower respiratory tract infection. Chest X-ray and computed tomography showed consolidation and significant infiltration in the right lung. Cultures of sputum were positive for Gram-negative rods, which were identified as Hafnia alvei. The patient was prescribed meropenem therapy for the eradication of the infection. This report presents a unique case of respiratory tract infection caused by Hafnia alvei.
Keywords : Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Hafnia alvei; pnemonia
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