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Abstract

Introduction:

is a water‐borne organism that causes healthcare‐associated infections and has been isolated from blood, cerebrospinal fluid, stool, urine, sputum, peritoneal fluid, skin, ear discharge, wounds, abscesses, bone, joints, endocardium and central venous catheters, mostly in immunocompromised patients.

Case presentation:

We describe here the rare case of a young immunocompetent alcoholic male admitted with symptoms of acute pancreatitis who failed to improve with conventional management. Blood culture later showed the growth of The patient improved when he was treated with antibiotics as per the sensitivity report.

Conclusion:

Although is rarely isolated from clinical samples, it should never be assumed to be a contaminant as this infection has propensity for progression to fatal bacteraemia, even in apparently healthy individuals.

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