A rare bacteremia caused by Cedecea davisae in patient with chronic renal disease

Avi Peretz, Claudia Simsolo, Evgeny Farber, Anna Roth, Diana Brodsky, Farid Nakhoul

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Objective: Rare disease Background: Cedecea davisae is a gram negative, oxidase negative bacilli that include 5 species. In the medical literature there are very few reports that describe infections caused by diferent species of the Cedecea genus. Case Report: In this paper we report a fourth case of bacteremia in a 77 year-old patient with a chronic renal disease that was successfully treated with ceftazidim and ciprofoxacin. Additionally, we present a review of all the reported infections that were caused by C. davisae. Conclusions: Five cases (not including our report) of Cedecea bacteremia were reported so far. Cedecea infections and particularly C davisae infections can be difcult to treat due to the antibiotic resistance of the bacterium. Therefore we propose to consider treating C davisae bacteremia with a combined antibiotic treatment until getting laboratory results for antibiotic-sensitivity tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-218
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Case Reports
StatePublished - 24 Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Bacteremia
  • Cedecea davisae


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