Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

CASE REPORT
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


Frincy K Baruah1, Biswajyoti Borkakoty2, Abid Ahmed3, Prakritish Bora3 
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

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Frincy K Baruah
Department of Microbiology, Excelcare Hospitals, Guwahati, Assam
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Baruah FK, Borkakoty B, Ahmed A, Bora P. Neonatal meningitis and septicemia caused by multidrug-resistant Elizabethkingia anophelis identified by 16s ribosomal RNA: An emerging threat.J Global Infect Dis 2020;12:225-227


How to cite this URL:
Baruah FK, Borkakoty B, Ahmed A, Bora P. Neonatal meningitis and septicemia caused by multidrug-resistant Elizabethkingia anophelis identified by 16s ribosomal RNA: An emerging threat. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Oct 23 ];12:225-227
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