Alcaligenes meningitis in a neonate

Ramesh Y. Bhat, Nithya Swaminathan, Kalwaje E. Vandana

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Abstract

The common bacterial causes of neonatal meningitis are group B Streptococcus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella and Listeria. Meningitis due to Alcaligenes in neonates is exceptional. Difficulties in its diagnosis and treatment with high mortality have been scarcely reported. We describe meningitis in a neonate due to multidrug resistant Alcaligenes. With sensitive antibiotic therapy, the neonate has survived but found to have severe neurological sequelae on follow up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-298
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24-12-2010

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Alcaligenes
Meningitis
Listeria
Streptococcus agalactiae
Klebsiella
Escherichia coli
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Mortality
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Alcaligenes meningitis in a neonate. / Bhat, Ramesh Y.; Swaminathan, Nithya; Vandana, Kalwaje E.

In: Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Vol. 5, No. 3, 24.12.2010, p. 297-298.

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