BACKGROUND: Raoultella planticola is a Gram-negative capsulated bacillus within the Enterobacteriaceae family. In literature, there have been sporadic case reports caused by this microorganism.
CASE PRESENTATION: A 53-year-old HIV-infected man on HAART, former drug user and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) deficient presented a Raoultella planticola spondilodyscitis. The patient was treated with intravenous amoxicillin/clavulanic acid for eight weeks, with progressive improvement of his clinical and radiological condition.
DISCUSSION: We described the first Italian case report of spondylodiscitis caused by Raoultella planticola occurring in acquired immunodeficiency status caused by HIV.
CONCLUSIONS: Raoultella planticola could represent an emerging clinical problem in patients with immunodeficiency status.
To cite this article
A rare case of Raoultella planticola spondylodiscitis in an HIV, former drug user, and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency patient
Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine 2020;
Submission date: 11 Jun 2020
Revised on: 18 Jun 2020
Accepted on: 22 Jun 2020
Published online: 20 Jul 2020