Purulent lymphadenitis due to Halomonas hamiltonii: a case report

The Genus Halomonas comprises halophilic and alkaliphilic gram-negative rods isolated from high-salt environments and belongs to the class Gammaproteobacteria. Halomonas hamiltonii was reported to be pathogenic in humans in 2009, causing bloodstream infection in patients on dialysis (Stevens et al., 2009). Axillary lymph nodes drain lymph fluid from the superficial lymph vessels in the hands, arms, breasts, chest, and abdomen above the umbilicus. When children present with swollen and tender axillary lymph nodes; cat-scratch disease; or arm or chest wall infection malignancy of the chest wall, leukemia, lymphoma, and brucellosis are the most common differential conditions (Richard, 2020).
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research