Raoultella ornithinolytica in a healthy, young person: rapidly progressive sinusitis with orbital and intracranial involvement
  • Jihyeon Baek
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, South Korea
  • Marn Joon Park
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, South Korea
  • Ha Young Lee
    Department of Radiology, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, South Korea
  • Sungmo Kang
    Department of Ophthalmology, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, South Korea

Keywords

Raoultella ornithinolytica, Maxillary sinusitis, Orbital cellulitis, Abscess, Meningitis

Abstract

Raoultella ornithinolytica is an encapsulated, Gram-negative, nonmotile, rod belonging to the Enterobacteriaceae family. Infections involving the gastrointestinal tract and the hepatopancreatobiliary system are most frequently reported, especially in immunocompromised patients. The authors present an unusual case of acute complicated sinusitis with orbital and intracranial involvement caused by R. ornithinolytica. The infection was rapidly progressive, even though the patient was a healthy, young person without any co-morbidities. The patient’s condition improved after antibiotic treatment and multiple ophthalmic and sinus surgeries.

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    Published: 2023-09-18
    Issue: 2023: Vol 10 No 10 (view)


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    Baek J, Park MJ, Lee HY, Kang S. Raoultella ornithinolytica in a healthy, young person: rapidly progressive sinusitis with orbital and intracranial involvement. EJCRIM 2023;10 doi:10.12890/2023_003987.