| CASE REPORT
|Year : 2021 | Volume
| 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
Abhijit Goyal Honavar1, Andrew David1, Anushri Amladi2, Leenath Thomas1
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
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.
Dr. Leenath Thomas
Department of Pediatrics, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore 632004, Tamil Nadu.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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