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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 79-81

Multidrug-resistant Elizabethkingia anophelis septicemia, meningitis, ventriculitis, and hydrocephalus in a preterm neonate: A rare complication of an emerging pathogen


1 Department of Pediatrics, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Leenath Thomas
Department of Pediatrics, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore 632004, Tamil Nadu.
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jpn.JPN_45_20

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Elizabethkingia anophelis is an emerging pathogen causing neonatal meningitis. Here, we describe the challenging course and necessity of a long 14-week duration of antibiotics in a 12-day-old male neonate with E. anophelis septicemia and meningitis. He developed ventriculitis and hydrocephalus, and needed a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. At 5-month follow-up he had developmental delay.






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