Empedobacter brevis

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Empedobacter brevis

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Empedobacter brevis


Definition A short nonmotile gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium, which is widely distributed in the environment in soil and water, plants, raw meat products, and in hospital water sources–incubators, tap water, haemodialysis systems, pharmaceuticals, leading to über rare–three human infections in the world literature, only one in an adult–clinical infections. It is not part of the normal human flora. 

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

Clinical findings Bacteraemia, neonatal meningitis, meningitis. It may be isolated from mixed wound infections, ocular infections, URIs, UTIs, sinusitis, endocarditis, peritoneitis, fasciitis.  

Synonym Flavobacterium breve 

Reference J Glob Infect Dis. 2012 Apr-Jun; 4(2): 136–137.
doi:  10.4103/0974-777X.96783

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