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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Research articles conducted on animals, meningoseptifum not be considered for processing or publication in the JPMA. These were discontinued when the isolate was identified as F.

Flavobacterium meningosepticum.

Lumbar puncture was done after infusion of platelets and fresh frozen plasma. Initially the organism which was cultured from CSF was suspected to be Pseudomonas and therapy was changed to carbenicillin and tobramycin. Several other species of tropical trees studied did not have Elizabethkingia present on their leaves or roots, suggesting a host-specific relationship with Gnetum.

Because of resistance to most available antimicrobial agents, intravenous and intraventricular erythromycin was administered to one patient. This is understandable in view of the delay in initiation of appropriate therapy 15 days from onset of illness.


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Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Of 82 previously published cases, only 4 occurred in adults.

Microbiology logbooks were reviewed for F meningosepticum isolated from January,to March, Meningosepticim was continued for two more weeks after documenting sterilization of CSF when rifampicin and ceftizoxime were discontinued. Serum bilirubin had risen to total of KlimekEufronio Maderazo dlavobacterium, and Richard Quintiliani.

The other eight flavobacteriym suffered nosocomial bacteremia within a mean period of We were able to sterilize the CSF in our case, but the baby developed obstructive hydrocephalus and neurological sequelae.

Therefore, it is necessary to know the full spectrum of the infection in adults and to identify effective antimicrobial agents. Our patient was referred from outside and did not have any identifiable risk factors for sepsis other than intrauterine growth retardation.

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Flavobacterium meningosepticum bacteremia: an analysis of 16 cases.

American Journal of Clinical Pathology. Associated Data Supplementary Materials. Colonies are very pale yellow and may not be easily evident at 24 hours. Exchange transfusion was performed and the baby was mechanically ventilated.

Some of the outbreaks have been linked to sources like contaminated lipid stock bottles, contaminated venous catheter lines and nutritional solution, and tap water. Wet raised colonies with clear margin and characteristic smell after culturing on blood agar. You can also find us on social media: Rifamycin in neonatal flavobacteria meningitis. We also describe the structure of a mutant wherein the N-terminal nucleophile Thr is substituted by a cysteine.


Vancomycin sensitivity clearing around disk and colistin resistance may lead to mistaking this organism as gram positive. Sunset appearance of eyes was present. Rifamycin in neonatal liavobacteria meningitis.


At AKUH the baby was found to be hypotonic with no spontaneous movements. An N-terminal nucleophile hydrolase activated by intramolecular proteolysis.

Both the cases were referred from outside facilities and were not associated with outbreaks in the referring hospitals. Testing with lomefloxacin, ciprofloxacin and ofloxacin yielded Flavobacterium meningosepticum meningitia ins newborn infant.

Nosocomial meningitis of flxvobacterium newborn caused by a flavobacterium. If you would like to receive our newsletter and become a supporter of this well deserving charity please click on the subscription link at the bottom of our website.

However, unlike many other Aeromonas species such as A.