Alcaligenes meningitis in a neonate

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

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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
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 24-12-2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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