Psychrobacter immobilis septicemia in a boy with X-linked chronic granulomatous disease and fulminant hepatic failure

J Clin Immunol. 2014 Jan;34(1):39-41. doi: 10.1007/s10875-013-9961-7. Epub 2013 Nov 12.


A 16-year old boy with chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) developed Psychrobacter immobilis septicemia during a course of fulminant hepatic failure. The patient died despite aggressive management with antimicrobials and corticosteroids. While Psychrobacter immobilis rarely affects humans, it should be considered an organism that can cause sepsis in patients with CGD.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Autopsy
  • Bacteremia / complications*
  • Bacteremia / drug therapy
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Granulomatous Disease, Chronic / complications*
  • Granulomatous Disease, Chronic / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Liver Failure, Acute / complications*
  • Liver Failure, Acute / diagnosis
  • Male
  • Moraxellaceae Infections / complications*
  • Moraxellaceae Infections / diagnosis
  • Moraxellaceae Infections / drug therapy
  • Psychrobacter*


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents