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Rivista di Anestesia, Rianimazione, Terapia Antalgica e Terapia Intensiva
Minerva Anestesiologica 2008 May;74(5):213-5
A case of septic shock secondary to Corynebacterium aquaticum bacteremia occurring in an HIV-infected patient attending a promiscuous thermal SPA
Corona A., Castelli A., Ballone E., Rech R., Colombo R., Ferraris S., Della Porta V., Raimondi F.
Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Luigi Sacco, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Corynebacterium aquaticum, an environmental organism associated with fresh water, has very seldom proved to be a cause of infection, although it has increasingly been isolated from clinical specimens. This report describes an unusual case of bacteremia occurring in an HIV-infected patient, complicated by septic shock and secondary to an epididimo-orchitis. Combination therapy of levofloxacin and metronidazole was used successfully.