Raoultella planticola associated with Meckel's diverticulum perforation and peritonitis in a child: Case report and systematic review of the paediatric literature

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Abstract

Raoultella planticola (R. planticola)is a Gram-negative, aerobic, rod bacteria found in water and soil that has been on rare occasions associated with clinical infections. However, in recent years, there has been both an increase in the frequency and severity of R. planticola infections. We present the first case of Meckel's diverticulum perforation and peritonitis in a child associated with R. planticola infection and a systematic review of the paediatric literature. At present, in the paediatric population, R. planticola presents good susceptibility to a variety of antibiotics with the exception of ampicillin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-607
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infection and Public Health
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019

Keywords

  • Infection
  • Meckel's diverticulum
  • Perforation
  • Peritonitis
  • Raoultella planticola

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