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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Infectious Diseases