Case Series and Mini-Review on Elizabethkingia Meningoseptica, A high Alert Organism Causing Meningitis in Premature Neonates from A Tertiary Care Hospital of Western Rajasthan

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Author(s): Kumar S Abhishek, Sarika P. Kombade*, Neeraj Gupta, Vibhor Tak, Vijaya Lakshmi Nag, Kuldeep Singh, Nidhima Agarwal

Journal Name: Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets
Formerly Current Drug Targets - Infectious Disorders

Article ID: e160921189884
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Background: Elizabethkingia meningoseptica is a ubiquitous organism rarely associated with human diseases, but its association especially among hospitalized premature neonates and immunocompromised individuals are not so common.

Case: We report two cases of neonatal bacteraemia and meningitis among low birth weight premature neonates admitted in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) by E. meningoseptica, a high alert organism associated with such conditions.

Conclusions: E. meningoseptica, a high alert organism associated with meningitis among premature underweight neonates. High degree of resistant to most of the broad-spectrum antibiotics makes its management a challenging task. A good communication between the clinician and the microbiologist becomes very important for the proper management of the patients.

Keywords: Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, neonatal meningitis, bacteraemia, NICU

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Article ID: e160921189884
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DOI: 10.2174/1871526520666210104151430
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