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Delftia acidovorans: An unusual pathogen from an adenocarcinoma lung patient with pleural effusion


1 Department of Microbiology, Homi Bhabha National Institute, ACTREC-Tata Memorial Centre, Navi Mumbai, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Homi Bhabha National Institute, TMH, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Medical Oncology, Homi Bhabha National Institute, ACTREC-Tata Memorial Centre, Navi Mumbai, India
4 Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Homi Bhabha National Institute, ACTREC-Tata Memorial Centre, Navi Mumbai, India

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Sujata Lall,
Department of Microbiology, Homi Bhabha National Institute, ACTREC-Tata Memorial Centre, Khargar, Navi Mumbai - 410 210, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jgid.jgid_66_22

Delftia acidovorans (D. acidovorans) is an aerobic, nonfermentative Gram-negative bacillus infrequently isolated from clinical specimens. The pathogenicity and clinical significance of the organism has not been ascertained due to uncommon clinical isolation and suspected low virulence. The organism has been reported to be inherently resistant to aminoglycoside group of drugs which remain as a widely used first-line drug of choice for febrile neutropenic patients. Hereby, we report a case of D. acidovorans-associated pleural effusion in a patient of metastatic adenocarcinoma diagnosed and treated timely and successfully with appropriate antibiotics.


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