Aeromonas veronii septicemia in an immunocompetent patient

  • Paula McKenzie Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • David Sotello
  • Yared Hailemariam
  • Vipul Desai
  • Brian Temple
Keywords: Aeromonas, septicemia, immunocompromised, immunocompetent, trauma


We present a 29-year-old healthy man who fell into an industrial auger, sustaining acrushed, open pelvic injury, multiple comminuted fractures of the right leg, and traumaticamputation of his left foot. Blood and wound cultures were positive for Aeromonasspp and vancomycin resistant Enterococcus. Treatment included cefepime, levofloxacin,daptomycin, and metronidazole. Aeromonas veronii is a Gram negative bacillus usuallyfound in fresh and brackish water in warm climates. It can cause severe skin andsoft tissue infections, typically after injured tissue is exposed to contaminated water.Aeromonas septicemia is uncommon and is usually associated with underlying diseases,such as malignancy, cirrhosis, diabetes, or immunosuppression. It rarely occurs in ahealthy host.


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McKenzie, P., Sotello, D., Hailemariam, Y., Desai, V., & Temple, B. (2013). Aeromonas veronii septicemia in an immunocompetent patient. The Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles, 1(4), 50-52. Retrieved from