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Case Report | Open Access
Yelvi Levani1,3 and Eddy Bagus Wasito2
1Study Program of Clinical Microbiology Specialist, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Airlangga – Dr. Soetomo General Academic Hospital, Jl. Prof Dr Moestopo 47, Surabaya, Indonesia.
2Department of Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Airlangga – Dr. Soetomo General Academic Hospital, Jl. Prof Dr Moestopo 47, Surabaya, Indonesia.
3Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Muhammadiyah Surabaya, Jl. Raya Sutorejo No 59 Surabaya, Indonesia.
Article Number: 9397 | © The Author(s). 2024
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2024;18(2):867-872. https://doi.org/10.22207/JPAM.18.2.53
Received: 21 March 2024 | Accepted: 13 May 2024 | Published online: 02 June 2024
Issue online: June 2024
Abstract

Burns are a significant problem with high associated morbidity and mortality worldwide. Bacteremia is a serious complication that is important in increasing the overall fatality rate in burn injury patients. In this study, we report a case of Streptococcus mitis and Klebsiella pneumoniae mixed infection in severe burns in a 40-year-old female. The patient was transferred from an outside hospital to the emergency unit after burn injuries in a gas explosion accident at home. The patient underwent surgical debridement and antibiotics treatment but died due to sepsis and multiorgan failure. Our case study will help to underscore the important role of Streptococcus mitis and Klebsiella pneumoniae as human opportunistic pathogens in severe burn injury patients.

Keywords

Burns, Infection, Streptococcus mitis, Klebsiella pneumoniae

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