A case of newborn with community acquired pneumonia caused by Cupriavidus pauculus Cupriavidus pauculus'a baǧlı toplum kökenli pnömoni gelişen bir yenidoǧan olgu

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Aydın B., Dilli D., Zenciroǧlu A., Okumuş N., Özkan Ş., Tanir G.

Tuberkuloz ve Toraks, vol.60, no.2, pp.160-162, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/tt.3496
  • Journal Name: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks
  • Page Numbers: pp.160-162
  • Keywords: Cupriavidus pauculus, newborn, pneumonia
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Cupriavidus pauculus is a gram-negative, aerobic, non-spore forming, non-fermentative motile bacillus. The bacillus can be isolated from water, bottled mineral water, and water from ultrafiltration systems in hospital setting. C. pauculus rarely causes human infections, however it may be an infectious agent especially in immunocompromised individuals. In this report, we present the first case of community acquired pneumonia caused by C. pauculus in a previously healthy newborn who was hospitalized in neonatal intensive care unit on postnatal day 16 because of respiratory distress.