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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Nosocomial meningitis of the newborn caused by a flavobacterium.

Flavobacterium meningosepticum bacteremia: an analysis of 16 cases.

Meningitis in a new born due to Flavobacterium meningosepticum. KingKim et al. A deficiency flavoacterium GA results in the human genetic disorder known as aspartylglycosaminuria. Please review our privacy policy.


It may be normally present in fish and frogs ; while it may be isolated from chronic infectious states, as in the sputum of cystic meninbosepticum patients. Agarwal KC, Ray M. Exchange transfusion was performed and the baby was mechanically ventilated. Elizabethkingia meningoseptica KingKim et al. Flavobacterium meningosepticum meningitia ins newborn infant. Of 82 previously published cases, only 4 occurred in adults. Vancomycin sensitivity clearing around disk and colistin resistance may lead to mistaking this organism as gram positive.

American Journal of Clinical Pathology. However, some significant differences are observed between the Flavobacterium and human structures. Length and head circumference were at 25th percentile while weight was at the 5th percentile. Journal of Medical Microbiology. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.


Flavobacterium meningosepticum.

He had also gained weight from 2. These enzymes are activated from a single chain precursor by intramolecular autoproteolysis to yield the N-terminal nucleophile. Epidemic meningitis of the newborn caused by flavobacteria. Glycosylasparaginase GA is a member of a novel family of N-terminal nucleophile hydrolases that catalytically use an N-terminal residue as both a polarizing base and a nucleophile.

Find similar proteins by: This is understandable in view of the delay in initiation of appropriate therapy 15 days from onset of illness. Of them, seven were suspected to have acquired the pathogen from diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Clinical manifestations and treatment. Flavobacterium meningosepticum is an uncommon pathogen causing nosocomial pneumonia and meningitis in newborns. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

There have been very few cases reported from the South Asian subcontinene 7. Our patient was referred from outside and did not have any identifiable risk factors for sepsis other than intrauterine growth retardation.

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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. Although the organism was resistant to rifampicin and ceftazidime on disc diffusion testing, ceftizoxime was not readily available and an interim therapy was initiated with these drugs.


Macromolecule Content Total Structure Weight: Human cerebrospioal fluid phar macokinetica and treatment of bacterial meningitis with ceftizoxime. Retrieved from ” https: Liver was palpable two cm below the right costal margin.

Lee, EL, Robinson, M. Serum bilirubin had risen to total of Version format compliance Version 1. Because of resistance to most available antimicrobial agents, intravenous and intraventricular erythromycin was administered to one patient. An N-terminal nucleophile hydrolase activated by intramolecular proteolysis.

Meningitis caused by an unclassified gram-negative bacterium in newborn infants. Studies on a group of previously unclassified bacteria associated with meningitis in infants.

Flavobacterium meningosepticum.

Cefotaxime and Amikacin were continued after blood and CSF cultures. We present a case report of F. Subacute bacterial endocarditis due to Flavobacterium meningosepticum. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology.

Cranial computerized tomography was performed on seventh hospital day and showed dilatation of ventricular system with contrast enhancement suggestive of ventriculitis. The other eight patients suffered nosocomial bacteremia within a mean period keningosepticum