Acta Scientific Microbiology

Case Report Volume 7 Issue 6

A Case Report of Meningitis due to Aeromonas Hydrophila

Michael Getie1*, Alemu Azizew2 and Getahun Ayenew3

1Department Medical Microbiology, Amhara National Regional State Public Health Institute, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
2Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Ethiopia
3Department of Molecular Laboratory, Trachoma Elimination Program, The Carter Center Ethiopia, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author: Michael Getie, Department Medical Microbiology, Amhara National Regional State Public Health Institute, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

Received: March 05, 2024; Published: May 09, 2024


Background: Aeromonas hydrophila is one species of the genus Aeromonas that received increasing attention as an opportunistic pathogen because of its association with human diseases associated with a wide range of illnesses in humans, including gastroenteritis, wound infections, septicemia, meningitis, peritonitis, endocarditis, osteomyelitis, etc. in both immunocompromised and healthy host.

Case: This was a 1- month- an old female child with a history of fever, of not sucking the breast, and exhibiting\symptoms of meningitis born from a 23 years old para-I-mother whose last normal menstrual period was unknown but claimed to be amenorrheic for the last 9 months and had antenatal care follow up, given tetanus vaccine (TT) (two-dose) but not supplemented folic acid and mode of delivery was vaginal and cried immediately after birth with unknown APGAR score and empirical antibiotic therapy started for ceftriaxone, ampicillin, and ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt done. Based on the results of the antimicrobial sensitivity, the patient was started on the antibiotic therapy was changed to meropenem.

Conclusion: Aeromonas hydrophila was isolated from CSF samples of a 1-month-old female child.

Keywords: Aeromonas Hydrophila; Meningitis


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Citation: Michael Getie., et al. “A Case Report of Meningitis due to Aeromonas Hydrophila"..Acta Scientific Microbiology 7.6 (2024): 04-08.


Copyright: © 2024 Michael Getie., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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