Journal article

Wohlfahrtiimonas chitiniclastica Bloodstream Infection Due to a Maggot-infested Wound in a 54-Year-Old Male.

Kathryn L Connelly, Elliot Freeman, Olivia C Smibert, Belinda Lin

Journal of Global Infectious Diseases | Published : 2019


We report a case of Wohlfahrtiimonas chitiniclastica bacteremia and sepsis, in the setting of lower limb wounds with maggot infestation. This is the first documented infection by this organism in the Australasia/Pacific region, identified using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry and 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acid sequencing. Clinicians should be aware of this emerging pathogen.

University of Melbourne Researchers