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01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Journal of Medical Case Reports 1/2014

Postsurgical Pantoea calida meningitis: a case report

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Journal of Medical Case Reports > Ausgabe 1/2014
Autoren:
Shirley Fritz, Nadim Cassir, Remy Noudel, Silvestre De La Rosa, Pierre-Hugues Roche, Michel Drancourt
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Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors’ contributions

NC, RN, SDLR, and PHR took care of the patient. SF and MD took care of the microbiology of the specimens. SF, NC, RN, and SDLR wrote the case. PHR and MD evaluated the draft and suggested revisions. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

Abstract

Introduction

Pantoea calida, a recently described environmental Enterobacteriaceae organism, has not yet been associated with human infection.

Case presentation

We report a case of postoperative meningitis caused by P. calida. After pituitary adenoma resection, a 52-year-old Caucasian woman developed febrile meningitis confirmed by cerebrospinal fluid analysis. P. calida was grown in pure culture from this fluid and was firmly identified with partial rpoB gene sequencing. She was cured by a 14-day course of meropenem.

Conclusions

P. calida must be added to the list of opportunistic Enterobacteriaceae pathogens responsible for postsurgical meningitis. It is easily identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry.

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