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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-27

Moraxella osloensis causing left subclavian artery thrombus infection


1 Department of Microbiology, Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
2 Department of CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery, Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Kavita Raja
Department of Microbiology, Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-1282.116099

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A case of left subclavian artery aneurysm with thrombus from which Moraxella group was recovered on culture is described. Patient had presented with life threatening hemoptysis, which on computed tomography (CT) scan evaluation of the chest, revealed a fistulous communication between aneurysm from the origin of left subclavian artery and segmental left upper lobe bronchus. Biochemically on the Vitek system and by growth characteristics organism present was identified as Moraxella osloensis. It was highly sensitive to all antibiotics tested. Cocci with exactly the same morphology could be seen in the Gram stain of a sputum sample from the patient. Postoperative antibiotics eradicated the bacteria and so no growth occurred on culture of the sputum. To our knowledge, this is the first ever time Moraxella species has been isolated from an arterial thrombus, particularly so from a person with normal heart valves.


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