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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2017, Article ID 5474916, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5474916
Case Report

Community-Acquired Cavitary Pseudomonas Pneumonia Linked to Use of a Home Humidifier

1Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA
2Division of Infectious Diseases, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA
3Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA
4Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Eric Woods; ude.llenroc@75wce and Gabriel Cohen; gro.ianistnuom@nehoc.leirbag

Received 7 October 2017; Accepted 23 November 2017; Published 28 December 2017

Academic Editor: Tomoyuki Shibata

Copyright © 2017 Eric Woods et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen that rarely causes pneumonia in otherwise healthy patients. We describe a case of community-acquired P. aeruginosa pneumonia in a previously healthy individual who likely acquired the infection from a home humidifier.