Elizabethkingia meningoseptica—An Emerging Cause of Neonatal Meningitis

Kalpaja Makrand Masrani, Parul Prakash Salunke, Javed Ahmed, Nandkishor Shrikishanji Kabra


Elizabethkingia meningoseptica is a multidrug-resistant organism that causes human infection, rarely. However, it may get colonized in the hospital environment and can cause healthcare-associated infections. Infections caused by E meningoseptica are difficult to treat because of intrinsic resistance of this bacterium to multiple antibiotics. We report herewith a case of E meningoseptica meningitis with sepsis in a term neonate who developed hydrocephalus as a complication and was successfully treated with multiple antibiotics (IV cefoperazone + sulbactam, ciprofloxacin, and oral cotrimoxazole and rifampicin).

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