First time isolation of Pseudomonas argentinensis from human skin infection

dc.contributor.author Sameer Barghouti
dc.contributor.author Younis, Khalid
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-16T04:25:53Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-16T04:25:53Z
dc.date.issued 2014-11-02
dc.description.abstract This reported the first isolation of Pseudomonas argentinensis from a human infection, since the discovery of P. argentinensis in 2005. A Palestinian 63-year male practicing gardening on sunny days with exposed arms and legs had experienced recurrent skin infections of forearms and legs. The skin infection progressed from small itchy red rash into fluid-filled vesicles within three days. One type of bacteria was recovered from culture samples of these vesicles. The infection was treated successfully with 2% fucidine. Using the Universal Method, the isolate (labeled as QUBC88) was identified as Pseudomonas argentinensis. The patient’s son had suffered a similar skin infection while gardening in a different continent. The inability of the isolate QUBC88 to grow at 37°C may explain its inability to cause systemic infection. Future skin infections of the patients will be followed up to determine if the infectious agent is the same, related, or not related to P. argentinensis. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2014;4(2): 78-83. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The authors would like to thank Mr. Marwan K. Younis for participating in this case report and Al-Quds University for their continuous unwavering support of research. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2146-9369
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.alquds.edu/handle/20.500.12213/740
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Sağlık Araştırmaları Derneği en_US
dc.subject Pseudomonas argentinensis en_US
dc.subject MacConkey Blood Agar en_US
dc.subject Bacterial Identification en_US
dc.subject Skin infection en_US
dc.subject Fucidin en_US
dc.title First time isolation of Pseudomonas argentinensis from human skin infection en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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