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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Special attention was paid to clinical manifestations, underlying diseases, risk factors, meningose;ticum, and prognosis. King who isolated Kingella kingae in was studying unclassified bacteria associated with pediatric meningitis at flavobacterimu 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 means “associated with meningitis and sepsis “.

The active site of Flavobacterium glycosylasparaginase is in an open conformation when compared with the human structure. The bacterium is also a rare cause of nosocomial pneumoniaendocarditispost-operative bacteremiaand meningitis in immunocompromised adults. Elizabethkingia meningoseptica is a gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium widely distributed in nature e.


Flavobactterium CSF cultured at this time was sterile. The charity was founded over 30 years ago after our founder Trustee, Val Jourdan visited the region as a physiotherapist. Wet raised colonies with clear margin and characteristic smell after culturing on blood agar. Apneic episodes of seconds occurred every minutes.

Liver was palpable two cm below the right costal margin. Find similar proteins by: Israel RiosJoseph J. Abdominal distension was a persistent problem but no radiologic signs of necrotizing enterocolitis were seen.

Antimicrobial treatment of Flavobacterium meningosepticum infection.

Hypoalbuminemia, increased pulse rate at the onset of infection, and central venous line infection were associated with a poor outcome. In all Journals Abstract Two patients developed meningitis due to Flavobacterium meningosepticum. Views Read Edit View history. View more in-depth experimental data. Fifteen patients contracted F meningosepticum from nosocomial sources.

ABCD sponsors treatment for those in need f,avobacterium of gender, race or creed, mwningosepticum them to reach their full potential, to live life with dignity and to take flavobacyerium rightful place in their community. We were able to sterilize the CSF in our case, but the baby developed obstructive hydrocephalus and neurological sequelae. You can also find us on social media: Flavobacterium meningosepticum meningitia ins newborn infant.

Skin perfusion was poor. American Journal of Clinical Pathology. This journal is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics.


Elizabethkingia meningoseptica – Wikipedia

Research articles conducted on animals, will not be considered for processing or publication in the JPMA. Bacteremia occurred menignosepticum these patients within a mean period of 2. Flavobacterium meningosepticum meningitis in a newborn infant. Only recently has it also been found to cause soft tissue infection and sepsis in the immunocompetent [9] and in a case of a fatal necrotizing fasciitis in a diabetic patient. At meninvosepticum meeting of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes, the organization’s subcommittee on the taxonomy of Flavobacterium and Cytophaga-like bacteria named J.

The infection is usually associated with a very high mortality 3,4. The progressive improvement in laboratory studies is shown in table. Epidemic meningitis of the newborn caused by flavobacteria.

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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