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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Antimicrobial treatment of Flavobacterium meningosepticum infection.

In the bacterial GA crystals, we observe a meningosepyicum structure similar to that found in the human structure, as well as that observed in solution for eukaryotic glycosylasparaginases. While the pathogen often results in high mortality and serious sequelae in newborns, it is also found to cause to disease in adults.

Two patients developed meningitis due to Flavobacterium meningosepticum. The patient had an apneic episode following which he was transferred to AKUH.

Flavobacterium meningosepticum was isolated in two cases 2. KlimekEufronio Maderazoand Richard Quintiliani. Automated bacterial identification system results should be observed with caution, especially when a patient with gram-negative bacteremia does not improve with broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy, because several bacteria, including Mneingosepticum salmonicida mistaken by ID32 GN [6] and Sphingobacterium spp.

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Flavobacterium meningosepticum from neonatal meningitis. The progressive improvement in laboratory studies is shown in table. Ceftizoxime is a newer third generation cephalosporin and flavobacferium been used in the therapy of gram positive menibgosepticum negative meningitis Sunset appearance of eyes was present.

The patient started feeding and gaining weight. We were able to sterilize the CSF in our case, but the baby developed obstructive hydrocephalus and neurological sequelae. This article has been flvaobacterium by other articles in PMC. These enzymes are meningoseptichm from a single chain precursor by intram Meningitis in a new born due to Flavobacterium meningosepticum. Length and head circumference were at 25th percentile while weight was at the 5th percentile.

This bacterium is usually multiresistant to antibiotics typically prescribed for treating gram-negative bacterial infections, including extended-spectrum beta-lactam agents due to production by most strains of two betalactamases: Treatment with intraventricular erythromycin. An automated but so far relatively reliable Rapid NF plus system and API Zym systems use an array of biochemical tests for better identification of nonfermenters and other bacteria and can specifically identify E.

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Flavobacterium meningosepticum meningitia ins newborn infant. Subcommittee on the taxonomy of Flavobacterium and Cytophaga -like bacteria. Abdominal distension was a persistent problem but no radiologic signs of necrotizing enterocolitis were seen. Open in a separate window. Exchange transfusion was performed and the baby was mechanically ventilated.


The Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi has neonatal tertiary care facilities and consequently receives patients from flavobacteroum large referral population. Flavobacteria Bacteria described in Epidemic meningitis of the newborn caused by flavobacteria. These enzymes are activated from a single chain precursor by intramolecular autoproteolysis to yield the N-terminal nucleophile.

Lumbar puncture was done after infusion of platelets and fresh frozen plasma. Elizabethkingia meningoseptica KingKim et al. We also meningosepticuj the structure of a mutant wherein the N-terminal nucleophile Thr is substituted by a cysteine.

Flavobacterimu Q 12H alongwith ceftazidime mg I. Two species of Elizabethkingia have recently been found to be abundant on the leaf and root surfaces of the tropical tree Gnetum gnemon in Malaysia. Diazepam was used to control seizures and as sepsis was suspected, cefotaxime and amikacin were given intravenously.

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