Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 16  |  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

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Leenath Thomas
Department of Pediatrics, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore 632004, 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.


How to cite this article:
Honavar AG, David A, Amladi A, Thomas L. Multidrug-resistant Elizabethkingia anophelis septicemia, meningitis, ventriculitis, and hydrocephalus in a preterm neonate: A rare complication of an emerging pathogen.J Pediatr Neurosci 2021;16:79-81


How to cite this URL:
Honavar AG, David A, Amladi A, Thomas L. Multidrug-resistant Elizabethkingia anophelis septicemia, meningitis, ventriculitis, and hydrocephalus in a preterm neonate: A rare complication of an emerging pathogen. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Sep 20 ];16:79-81
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