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Oral abscess caused by Chryseobacterium indologenes in Ball Python (python regius); A case report

Version 1 : Received: 4 May 2021 / Approved: 11 May 2021 / Online: 11 May 2021 (14:53:22 CEST)

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Tamai, I.A.; Pakbin, B.; Kafi, Z.Z.; Brück, W.M. Oral Abscess Caused by Chryseobacterium indologenes in Ball Python (Python regius); A Case Report. Antibiotics 2021, 10, 686. Tamai, I.A.; Pakbin, B.; Kafi, Z.Z.; Brück, W.M. Oral Abscess Caused by Chryseobacterium indologenes in Ball Python (Python regius); A Case Report. Antibiotics 2021, 10, 686.

Journal reference: Antibiotics 2021, 10, 686
DOI: 10.3390/antibiotics10060686

Abstract

Abstract: Chryseobacterium indologenes is an opportunistic pathogen isolated from human infec-tions and rarely from some aquatic animals. A 3-year-old male ball python (Python regius) was admitted to the veterinary clinic by a pet owner because of acute respiratory and swallowing failure. During physical examinations, oral secretions and abscesses were observed on the mouth cavity and throat of the animal. After microbiological analysis including isolation, identi-fication, and 16s rRNA sequencing; Ch. indologenes was detected as the main cause of the oral abscess in this case. Phylogenetic relatedness analysis showed a close relationship between this isolate and other strains isolated from human infections. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing re-vealed that the isolate was multi-drug resistant. However, it was very sensitive to minocycline, ceftazidime, and tetracycline. The patient was treated by antibiotic therapy and completely re-covered after two weeks. To our best knowledge, this is the first incidence of Ch. indologenes in an oral abscess in a ball python. As result we would consider this organism as an opportunistic animal pathogen with zoonotic potentiality.

Subject Areas

Chryseobacterium indologenes; Oral abscess; Ball Python

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