Septicemia Due to Multidrug Resistant Elizabethkingia Meningoseptica: An Emerging Nosocomial Pathogen In India

B. Appalaraju, M. Dheepa, Marina Thomas, J. Krishnaveni
2013 National Journal of Laboratory Medicine  
Elizabethkingia Meningoseptica is a gram-negative bacillus that is known to cause meningitis in premature neonates, and a variety of infections in immunocompromised adults. We are presenting the case of a 37 year old patient with an ileal perforation, in whom an ileostomy was done. He was on a ventilator for eleven days in the ICU and he developed septicaemia due to this organism. It is important that clinicians consider Elizabethkingia Meningoseptica also as a rare cause of septicaemia. The
more » ... ient was successfully treated with levofloxacin, with a good clinical outcome.
doi:10.7860/njlm/2013/5583:0009 doaj:b84cd2c08ef5438fbdb9cba116820eac fatcat:wsezuscsibdc3p6rx3x4nyjlgy