Empedobacter brevis is a gram negative non motile bacillus and an obligate aerobe which rarely causes infection in humans In , the. Empedobacter (ex Prévot ) Vandamme et al. , gen. nov., nom. rev. Type species: ¤ Empedobacter brevis (Holmes and Owen ) Vandamme et al . Empedobacter brevis (formerly designated Flavobacterium breve) is a gram- negative aerobe involved in nosocomial infections. The Ambler class B β- lactamase.

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Surveillance culture was sent to trace the source of infection but we were not able to trace the source of infection in the index case. Disclosure There are no prior publications or submissions with any overlapping information, including studies and patients.

The relationship between E. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. He also received fresh frozen plasma FFP to correct the coagulopathy and 1 unit of packed red blood cells. These organisms are widely distributed in soil, water, and plants but remain an unusual cause of infections in humans.

The infection resolved after treatment with intravenous minocycline. Tube feeds were given to the baby and were gradually increased. It is an environmental inhabitant occasionally encountered in human specimens.

The patient was treated with levofloxacin and was discharged in well condition [ 10 ]. The neonate was evaluated with sepsis screen, blood culture, and chest radiograph and was started on antibiotics cefotaxime and amikacin in suspicion of late onset sepsis LOS. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.

Empedobacter brevis Bacteremia in a Patient Infected with HIV: Case Report and Review of Literature

We report first case empeedobacter neonatal bacteremia and meningitis secondary to Empedobacter brevis. The patient was treated with piperacillin-tazobactam and was discharged [ 7 ]. Journal of Global Infectious Diseases.


The taxonomy, ecology and cultivation of bacterial genera belonging to the family Flavobacteriaceae. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. The mean age of the cohort was Empedoacter remainder of the examination was unremarkable.

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On the following morning, she returned to the hospital after a fall at home resulted in a laceration in her right knee with serosanguineous drainage. A search of literature of previous published case report showed only six reports of E. There are only few case reports of Empedobacter brevis causing infection in human being, and our case report is the first of its type. Basudev Gupta, Deepak Sharma, and Pradeep Sharma participated in the design of the study and performed the literature search.

The infant was evaluated with MRI brain in follow-up which was suggestive of normal study and there was no developmental delay in the infant. The patient was discharged after treatment with ciprofloxacin. Liver function tests and the remainder of electrolyte levels were normal.

Competing Interests The authors declare the absence of any competing interests. In the absence of any signs or symptoms of inflammation of the knee joint, the primary team, the consulting rheumatologist, and orthopedic surgeon decided against performing an arthrocentesis.

A review of literature revealed only four reports of E. Subscribe to Table of Contents Alerts. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.

Description of Chryseobacterium gen. Empedobacter brevis was cultured from right feet lesion and was sensitive to minocycline hydrochloride. The blood culture showed growth of Empedobacter brevis which was sensitive to the majority of antibiotics. A term female newborn 40 weeks with birth weight being grams appropriate for gestational age was admitted to the neonatal intensive care at three hours of postnatal life with complaint of respiratory distress developing soon after birth.

It was previously known with name of Flavobacterium breve. On physical exam, her right knee was swollen, red and tender to touch, with a sutured lacerated wound oozing serosanguineous drainage. Renal function was abnormal with elevated creatinine of 2.


Please review our privacy policy. They found one infection of Empedobacter brevis in this cohort [ 6 ]. There was no history of recent travel or active substance abuse. Nishio reported case of year-old woman with anaphylactoid purpura, redness, blisters, and erosion of foot.

International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. A case of Anaphylactoid purpura suggested to Empedobacter flavobacterium brevis infection concerned.

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Piperacillin-tazobactam was continued and repeat blood cultures on day 4 showed no growth. Table 1 Table showing various breviz characteristics of Empedobacter brevis. In this case series, twelve patients were referred because of endophthalmitis after 1—6 days of uncomplicated cataract extraction. It is an environmental inhabitant and is occasionally encountered in human specimens. These bacteria are also known to be oxidase-negative, catalase-negative, and phosphatase-positive.

An Interesting Case of Empedobacter Brevis Bacteremia After Right Knee Cellulitis

Published online Aug The infant was given supportive care with packed cell transfusion for anemia and platelet transfusion of severe thrombocytopenia. The novelty of the index case is that this is the first case of Empedobacter brevis sepsis in brevls period that leads to bacteremia and meningitis.

The novelty of the case report empdobacter that this is the first case report of neonatal sepsis caused by Empedobacter brevis. Conflict of Interests The authors have no conflict of interests to report.