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01.12.2011 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2011 Open Access

Journal of Medical Case Reports 1/2011

Chryseobacterium indologenes infection in a newborn: a case report

Zeitschrift:
Journal of Medical Case Reports > Ausgabe 1/2011
Autoren:
Gema Calderón, Esther García, Pilar Rojas, Elisa García, Marisa Rosso, Antonio Losada
Wichtige Hinweise

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors' contributions

GC and EG were the physicians in charge of our patient throughout his hospitalization and made substantial contributions to conception, acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data and drafting the manuscript. PR and EGG helped to draft the manuscript. MR and AL were involved in revising the manuscript and final approval of the version. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

Abstract

Introduction

Chryseobacterium indologenes is an uncommon human pathogen. Most infections have been detected in hospitalized patients with severe underlying diseases who had indwelling devices implanted. Infection caused by C. indologenes in a newborn has not been previously reported.

Case presentation

We present a case of ventilator-associated pneumonia caused by C. indologenes in a full-term Caucasian newborn baby boy with congenital heart disease who was successfully treated with piperacillin-tazobactam.

Conclusion

C. indologenes should be considered as a potential pathogen in newborns in the presence of invasive equipment or treatment with long-term broad-spectrum antibiotics. Appropriate choice of effective antimicrobial agents for treatment is difficult because of the unpredictability and breadth of antimicrobial resistance of these organisms, which often involves resistance to many of the antibiotics chosen empirically for serious Gram-negative infections.

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