Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Pantoea Agglomerans, a Plant Pathogen Causing Human Disease

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Pantoea Agglomerans, a Plant Pathogen Causing Human Disease

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Background: Pantoea agglomerans is a Gram-negative aerobic Bacillus in the family Enterobacteriaceae. All species can be isolated from feculent material, plants and soil. Within the genus, P.agglomerans is the most commonly isolated species in humans, resulting in soft tissue or bone/joint infections. P.agglomerans bacteremia has also been described. Here we present a P.agglomerans in a patient who involved Abdominal abscesses.

Methods: The case was a 77 years old woman with the histo- ry of previous cholecystitis. Fallowing surgery, she was re- ferred again to hospital with abdominal abscess. The aspirat- ed specimen submitted to laboratory and evaluated by bacte- riological procedure using Blood agar plate, Chocolate agar, Macconkey agar and Thioglycolate broth.

Results: Gram strained showed Gram negative bacilli. On Macconkey agar, Blood agar and chocolate agar yellow pig- mented colonies about 4 diameters isolated. …

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