Case Study: Following a two week camping trip in the southwest a 65 year old male patient was hospitalized with a high fever and inflammatory swelling of the axilla and groin lymph nodes …

Following a two week camping trip in the southwest a 65 year old male patient was hospitalized with a high fever and inflammatory swelling of the axilla and groin lymph nodes, several blood cultures were obtained, resulting in growth of gram negative rods resembling closed saftey pins. The organism grew on MacConkey agar showing nonlactose fermenting colonies. testing demonstrated a non-motile rod that was chemically inert. The most likely identification is

Sandesh Koirala Level 1 Asked on November 3, 2015 in Case Study.
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Yersinia pestis

Gaurab Karki Level 2 Answered on November 3, 2015.
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Yersinia pestis may be the correct answer !!!

Sagar Aryal Admin Answered on November 3, 2015.
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