Elizabethkingia meningoseptica

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Elizabethkingia meningoseptica 

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Elizabethkingia meningoseptica (left panel, growth on sheep agar, right panel on MacConkey)

INFECTIOUS DISEASE, MICROBIOLOGY

A species of gram-negative, obligate aerobic, non-spore forming, non-fermentative. nonmotile, slender, curved rods

Sources of E meningoseptica Soil, water, plants, food, hospital water–e.g., in incubators, tap water, haemodialysis systems, pharmaceuticals. It is not part of the normal human flora

Epidemiology E meningoseptica causes outbreaks of meningitis primarily in neonatal intensive care units of underdeveloped countries

Mode of transmission Uncertain; probably linked to contaminated medical devices and fluids; occasionally transmitted via birth canal to neonate

Clinical findings Bacteraemia, neonatal meningitis, rarely adult meningitis; may be found in mixed wound infections, ocular infections, URIs, UTIs, sinusitis, endocarditis, peritoneitis, fasciitis

Management Ciprofloxacin, minocycline, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, rifampin, novobiocin

Poor prognostic factors Hypoalbuminemia, tachycardia, and central venous line infection, are all poor prognostic factors

Synonyms CDC group IIa, Chryseobacterium meningosepticum, Flavobacterium meningosepticum

Reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabethkingia_meningoseptica

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