🔬Psychrobacter phenylpyruvicus (honestly never heard of it before now). It’s a gram-negative, catalase- and oxidase-positive, nonmotile bacterium. Can cause infections such as endocarditis, peritonitis, and fungating lesion of the foot, but infections caused by this bacterium are rare.
This was from a foot wound culture from a neuropathic ulcer that became infected. Wound cultures are always pretty messy due to contamination, but add “foot” and it’s even messier. Always correlate clinically when interpreting a wound culture, or any culture for that matter (we shout it from the rooftops everyday in my office). In this case, we did not believe it was a contaminant given a past medical history of osteo and CMT syndrome. Also note, there are several different bugs growing on that plate (including normal skin flora). This was an earlier culture before the lab isolated the Psychrobacter.
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