A Rare Case of Ventilator-Associated <b>Pneumonia</b> Caused by Cupriavidus Pauculus

Cureus. 2020 Jun 12;12(6):e8573. doi: 10.7759/cureus.8573.


Ventilator-associated pneumonia is a hospital-acquired infection that is commonly encountered in intubated patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The causative organisms include gram-negative rods (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, or Acinetobacter species) or gram-positive cocci (Staphylococcus aureus). Described here is a case of ventilator-associated pneumonia caused by a relatively unknown gram-negative bacterium, Cupriavidus (C.) pauculus that was successfully treated with intravenous cefepime.

PMID:32670709 | PMC:PMC7358901 | DOI:10.7759/cureus.8573