Lovell ARO and Forde CA
Background: Comamonas Testeroni is a gram-negative bacillus which rarely causes infection in humans. This case represents the first case reported in the English-speaking Caribbean. As a pathogen it is most often implicated in intra-abdominal infections, most often appendicitis; this cause is the first report of pancreatitis/ pancreatic collection being the nidus of infection.
Case study: Informed consent was attained for the use of their clinical details and images. It was assured that identifying demographics were removed to ensure confidentiality. There were no vulnerable groups or individuals in this case.
Conclusion: C. testeroni rarely causes infection in humans but when it does, an intra-abdominal source is most often the source of infection.PDF
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