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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2017, Article ID 5962463, 5 pages
Case Report

Yokenella regensburgei Septicemia in a Chinese Farmer Immunosuppressed by HIV: A Case Report and Literature Review

Chongqing Public Health Medical Center, Chongqing, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Yaokai Chen; moc.liamtoh@nehciakoay

Received 9 December 2016; Revised 14 March 2017; Accepted 26 April 2017; Published 16 May 2017

Academic Editor: Oguz R. Sipahi

Copyright © 2017 Xiangbo Chi 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.


Yokenella regensburgei is a member in the family Enterobacteriaceae and a few cases have been reported in immunocompromised hosts. Herein, we described a case of septicemia in a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patient in South West China, which is the first reported case of Y. regensburgei infection in HIV-infected populations. We then reviewed the literature on all the reported cases of Y. regensburgei infection worldwide and presented some common features of them. Our case report and literature review will help increase the knowledge of the bacterium Y. regensburgei and its clinical implications.