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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 225-227

Neonatal meningitis and septicemia caused by multidrug-resistant Elizabethkingia anophelis identified by 16s ribosomal RNA: An emerging threat

1 Department of Microbiology, Excelcare Hospitals, Guwahati, Assam, India
2 Scientist E and Nodal Officer, VRDL, ICMR RMRC, Dibrugarh, Assam, India
3 Department of Paediatrics, Excelcare Hospitals, Guwahati, Assam, India

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Dr. Frincy K Baruah
Department of Microbiology, Excelcare Hospitals, Guwahati, Assam
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jgid.jgid_126_19

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Elizabethkingia anophelis infections are emerging, especially among premature newborns, immunocompromised, and critically ill patients. The importance of correctly identifying this Gram-negative organism lies in the fact that it is associated with fatal complications such as meningitis, acute pulmonary edema, congestive cardiac failure, septic shock, and death. In addition, it is inherently resistant to multiple antibiotics which are used to treat Gram-negative bacilli. Here, we report a case of E. anophelis related meningitis and septicemia in a preterm neonate along with a brief review of literature.

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