Ciprofloxacin-resistant aeromonas hydrophila cellulitis following leech therapy

Carmen L. Giltner, April M. Bobenchik, Daniel Z. Uslan, Jaime G. Deville, Romney M. Humphries

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We report a case of surgical site infection with ciprofloxacin-resistant Aeromonas hydrophila following leech therapy. Antimicrobial and genetic analyses of leech and patient isolates demonstrated that the resistant isolates originated from the leech gut microbiota. These data suggest that ciprofloxacin monotherapy as a prophylaxis regimen prior to leech therapy may not be effective in preventing infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1324-1326
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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