CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Lab Physicians 2022; 14(03): 362-364
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1742635
Case Report

Neonatal Meningitis with Septicemia by Elizabethkingia meningoseptica: A Case Report

Neetha S. Murthy
1   Department of Microbiology, JSS Medical College, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
Sowmya G. Shivappa
1   Department of Microbiology, JSS Medical College, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
A. Tejashree
1   Department of Microbiology, JSS Medical College, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
Krishna M.V.S. Karthik
1   Department of Microbiology, JSS Medical College, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
R. Deepashree
1   Department of Microbiology, JSS Medical College, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
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Funding No separate funding was received apart from using laboratory facilities as part of the routine laboratory support from JSS medical college.


Elizabethkingia is ubiquitary aerobic bacillus abundantly found in the community as well as hospital environments. Elizabethkingia meningoseptica is an emerging nosocomial pathogen with an elemental ability to acclimate and survive in diversified environmental circumstances. Prompt diagnosis and an early therapeutic intervention are preponderant in the management of these infections. We report a case of meningitis with septicemia caused by E. meningoseptica in a 1-day-old outborn neonate. The child was stabilized with anticonvulsants and, based on laboratory findings, the neonate was started on ciprofloxacin in addition to symptomatic management. The child responded well to the treatment and was discharged on day 7 after treatment initiation. Perceptive treatment protocols backed with accurate laboratory evidence remain instrumental to avert unpropitious outcomes while combatting rare multidrug-resistant opportunistic infections.

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Article published online:
09 February 2022

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