Citrobacter braakii

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Citrobacter braakii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gammaproteobacteria
Order: Enterobacteriales
Family: Enterobacteriaceae
Genus: Citrobacter
Species: C. braakii
Binomial name
Citrobacter braakii
Brenner et al. 1993

Citrobacter braakii is a Gram-negative species of bacteria.[1] It has been reported to cause septicemia in an immunocompromised patient.[2]


  1. ^ Brenner, D. J.; Grimont, P. A. D.; Steigerwalt, A. G.; Fanning, G. R.; Ageron, E.; Riddle, C. F. (1993). "Classification of Citrobacteria by DNA Hybridization: Designation of Citrobacter farmeri sp. nov., Citrobacter youngae sp. nov., Citrobacter braakii sp. nov., Citrobacter werkmanii sp. nov., Citrobacter sedlakii sp. nov., and Three Unnamed Citrobacter Genomospecies". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 43 (4): 645–658. doi:10.1099/00207713-43-4-645. ISSN 0020-7713. 
  2. ^ Gupta R, Rauf SJ, Singh S, Smith J, Agraharkar ML (2003). "Sepsis in a renal transplant recipient due to Citrobacter braakii.". South Med J 96 (8): 796–8. doi:10.1097/01.smj.0000051068.52066.e2. PMID 14515921. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Arens, Sofie; Verhaegen, Jan; Verbist, Ludo (1997). "Differentiation and susceptibility of Citrobacter isolates from patients in a university hospital". Clinical Microbiology and Infection 3 (1): 53–57. doi:10.1111/j.1469-0691.1997.tb00251.x. ISSN 1198-743X. 
  • Pepperell, C.; Kus, J. V.; Gardam, M. A.; Humar, A.; Burrows, L. L. (2002). "Low-Virulence Citrobacter Species Encode Resistance to Multiple Antimicrobials". Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 46 (11): 3555–3560. doi:10.1128/AAC.46.11.3555-3560.2002. ISSN 0066-4804. 
  • Carlini, A., et al. "Citrobacter braakii, an unusual organism as cause of acute peritonitis in PD patients." Peritoneal Dialysis International 25.4 (2005): 405-406.

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