Endocarditis due to Chryseobacterium meningosepticum

Bomb, K.; Arora, A.; Trehan, N.
April 2007
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Apr2007, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p161
Academic Journal
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Chryseobacterium meningosepticum is a gram negative rod widely distributed in nature. It is known to cause meningitis in neonates and premature infants. Adult infections are not common and are usually nosocomially acquired. We report an unusual case of native valve endocarditis in a 58-year-old man due to this organism. A high degree of suspicion and correct identification and sensitivity testing is required to diagnose infections by this rare isolate.


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