• Wohlfahrtiimonas chitiniclastica monomicrobial bacteremia in a homeless man

      Harfouch, Omar; Luethy, Paul M.; Noval, Mandee; Baghdadi, Jonathan D. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2021-11-04)
      We report a case of septic shock attributable to monomicrobial bloodstream infection secondary to Wohlfahrtiimonas chitiniclastica infection. This case suggests that W. chitiniclastica likely possesses the virulence to cause severe disease. Culture-independent techniques were essential in the identification of this organism, which enabled selection of appropriate therapy. © 2021 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All rights reserved.