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VOLUME 22 , ISSUE 11 ( 2018 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Severe sepsis due to chryseobacterium indologenes, a possible emergent multidrug-resistant organism in intensive care unit-acquired infections

Sonika Agarwal, Barnali Kakati, Sushant Khanduri

Keywords : Chryseobacterium indologenes, hospital acquired infection, multidrug resistance

Citation Information : Agarwal S, Kakati B, Khanduri S. Severe sepsis due to chryseobacterium indologenes, a possible emergent multidrug-resistant organism in intensive care unit-acquired infections. Indian J Crit Care Med 2018; 22 (11):817-819.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_278_18

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 00-11-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Opportunistic infections in the intensive care unit are quite common which can cause devastating disease in many hospitalized and immunocompromised patients. Chryseobacterium indologenes is one such microorganism which is an emerging cause of nosocomial infections. Many cases had been reported from its infections, but the treatment protocol for its management is still not established. We present two cases of C. indologenes infections which were hospital acquired. The pandrug-resistant nature of the bacteria and the associated mortality were uncommon with these two cases.


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