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Elizabethkingia meningoseptica: Emergent bacteria causing pneumonia in a critically ill child.
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PMID:  23679162     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Elizabethkingia meningoseptica is an unusual, highly resistant, gram- negative bacillus. While E. meningoseptica-associated meningitis outbreaks have been well-documented in hospital neonatal wards and among immunocompromised adults, reports describing this microorganism in critically ill children are scarce. The purpose of this report was to describe a case of a 3 year-old girl who developed pneumonia caused by E. meningoseptica in the setting of previous use of broad-spectrum antibiotics and to review the pediatric literature regarding this pathogen.
Authors:
Paulo Sergio Lucas da Silva; Graziella Hanna Pereira
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1442-200X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Int     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100886002     Medline TA:  Pediatr Int     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2013 The Authors. Pediatrics International © 2013 Japan Pediatric Society.
Affiliation:
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Department of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Hospital Brigadeiro, São Paulo, Brazil.
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