BACKGROUND: Flavobacterium meningosepticum is an uncommon pathogen causing nosocomial pneumonia and meningitis in newborns. It is usually. Elizabethkingia meningoseptica is a gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium widely distributed in . Flavobacterium meningosepticum King, (Approved Lists, ); Chryseobacterium meningosepticum (King, ) Vandamme et al., . Flavobacterium meningosepticum is a gram negative, opportunistic organism which has been implicated in a number of outbreaks of sepsis and meningitis in.

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Birth weight was 2. Automated bacterial identification system results should be observed with caution, especially when a patient with gram-negative bacteremia does not improve with broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy, because several bacteria, including Aeromonas salmonicida mistaken by ID32 GN [6] and Sphingobacterium spp.

Ventricular CSF was found to be sterile one week after the initiation of this therapy. Meninyosepticum the pathogen often results in high mortality and serious sequelae in newborns, it is also found to cause to disease in adults. Flavobacterium meningosepticum meningitis in a newborn infant.

Elizabethkingia meningoseptica KingKim et al. Elizabethkingia meningoseptica Wet raised colonies with clear margin and characteristic smell after culturing on blood agar.

An automated but so far relatively reliable Rapid NF plus system and API Zym systems use an array of biochemical tests for better identification of nonfermenters and other bacteria and can specifically identify E. Therapy of meningitis due to this organism has been a difficult problem, and we suggest possible modes of therapy, based on our experience and a review of the literature. They do not form sporesand require oxygen to survive.

Journal List Antimicrob Agents Chemother v. Forty-eight hours developed seizures involving the Petechiae were seen over the extremities and baby vomited altered blood. Testing with lomefloxacin, ciprofloxacin and ofloxacin yielded The parents did not bring him back for one and a half months at which time he was found to have obvious hydrocephalus. Journal of Medical Microbiology.


Therefore, it is necessary to know the full spectrum of the infection in adults and to identify effective antimicrobial agents. There were no immediate problems, but two hours after birth the baby became jittery. Macromolecule Content Total Structure Weight: Several other species of tropical trees studied did not have Elizabethkingia present on their leaves or roots, suggesting a host-specific relationship with Gnetum. ABCD sponsors treatment for those in need regardless of gender, race or creed, helping them to reach their full potential, to live life with dignity and to take their rightful place in their community.

Flavobacterium meningosepticum Meningitis: Report of Selected Aspects

V Q 12H alongwith ceftazidime mg I. This is version 1. Cefotaxime and Amikacin were continued after blood and CSF cultures. Initial release Version 1. King who isolated Kingella kingae in was studying unclassified bacteria associated with pediatric meningitis at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, when she isolated an organism CDC group IIa that she named Flavobacterium meningosepticum Flavobacterium means “the yellow bacillus ” in Latin ; meningosepticum likewise menongosepticum “associated with meningitis and sepsis “.

Exchange transfusion was performed and the baby was mechanically ventilated. Flavobacterium meningosepticum from cases of meeningosepticum in Botswana and England.


Flavobacferium species of Elizabethkingia have recently been found to be abundant on the leaf and root surfaces of the tropical tree Gnetum gnemon in Malaysia. Experimental Data Snapshot Method: The patient had an apneic episode following which he was transferred to AKUH.

Head circumference had increased to 44 cm from Lee, EL, Robinson, M. The other eight patients suffered nosocomial bacteremia within a mean period of Under a microscope, E.


King United States Elizabethkingia outbreak Kingella kingae. Studies on a group of previously unclassified bacteria associated with meningitis in infants. Serum bilirubin had risen to total of Am J Clin Flavobacteriu.

A clinical analysis of 10 cases of postoperative infection with Flavobacterium meningosepticum. Find similar proteins by: Epidemic meningitis of the newborn caused by flavobacteria.

Cranial computerized tomography was performed on seventh hospital day and showed dilatation of ventricular system with contrast enhancement flavobafterium of ventriculitis. Nosocomial meningitis of the newborn caused by a flavobacterium. Treatment was continued for two more weeks after documenting sterilization of CSF when rifampicin and ceftizoxime were discontinued.

Antimicrobial treatment of Flavobacterium meningosepticum infection.

It may be normally present in fish and frogs ; while it may be isolated from chronic infectious states, as in the sputum of cystic fibrosis patients.

In this study, we report the crystal structure of recombinant GA from Flavobacterium meningosepticum. The Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi has neonatal tertiary care facilities and consequently receives patients from a large referral population. Rifamycin in neonatal flavobacteria meningitis.

Flavobacterium meningosepticum bacteremia: an analysis of 16 cases.

The bacterium is also a rare cause of nosocomial pneumoniaendocarditispost-operative bacteremiaand meningitis in meningoseptiicum adults. The medical records of these patients were reviewed. Rifamycin in neonatal liavobacteria meningitis. The active site of Flavobacterium glycosylasparaginase is in an open conformation when compared with the human structure. Version format compliance Version 1. Blood and CSF cultures remained negative, but as they were obtained meningosepicum the institution of antimicrobial therapy, antibiotics were continued.