Journal of Kidney

ISSN - 2472-1220

Chobanian M

Chobanian M


  • Case Report
    Bordetella Bronchiseptica in a Kidney-pancreas Transplant Recipient after Dog Vaccination
    Author(s): Youssefi N and Chobanian MYoussefi N and Chobanian M

    Bordetella bronchiseptica is a gram negative coccobacillus that causes infections in animals including dogs,rabbits, and guinea pigs. It’s the causative agent in kennel cough, producing a dry‚ ‘honking’ cough. We report a case of Bordetella bronchiseptica in a kidney and pancreas transplant patient. A 55-year-old gentleman with a history of a living related kidney transplant, pancreas transplant, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and smoking history who presented to the hospital with fever/chills. He underwent pancreas transplantation 3 weeks prior to his current hospitalization. He was immunosuppressed on Prograf, Cellcept. Patient recently had a PICC line in place due to dehydration requiring IV fluids as an outpatient. He had adopted a puppy recently after his wife went back to work for companionship. The puppy had been giv.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2472-1220.1000120

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