A case of severe cholangitis caused by raoultella planticola in a patient with pancreatic cancer

Jae Hyoung Lee, Wonseok Choi, Seung Hun Kang, Dae Woong Yoon, Dae Won Park, Ja Seol Koo, Jai Hyun Choi

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While Raoultella planticola is a rare cause of human infection, we experienced a case of severe cholangitis caused by R. planticola. A 75-year-old male patient with cancer of the pancreatic head was admitted and found to have cholangitis. Following performance of percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage for decompression and initiation of empirical antibiotics with cefotaxime and metronidazole. R. planticola, which was susceptible to cefotaxime, was isolated from both bile and blood. Despite administration of prompt and appropriate antibiotic therapy, the patient died 10 days after admission. We herein describe the first case of cholangitis caused by infection with R. planticola.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-212
Number of pages3
JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 1



  • Cholangitis
  • Raoultella planticola
  • Sepsis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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