Plesiomonas shigelloides Sepsis and Meningoencephalitis in a Surviving Neonate
Osman Ozdemir, Sinan Sari, Serdar Terzioglu, Aysegul Zenciroglu
Received: April 20, 2009 Revised: June 5, 2009 Accepted: July 28, 2009
Osman Ozdemir, Kecioren Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi, Sanatoryum Caddesi, Pinarbasi Mahallesi, Ardahan Sokak, 1 Kecioren, Ankara, Turkey
Background and purpose:
In this study, we report the case of a 2.5-day-old neonate with septicemia and meningitis due to Plesiomonas shigelloides. Culture of the cerebrospinal fluid showed Gram-negative rods, although the glucose, protein and leukocyte counts were normal. The patient was treated with meropenem and survived without any sequelae, although we were not able to identify the source of the infection. In addition, ten previously reported cases of this infection are reviewed.
meningoencephalitis , newborn , Plesiomonas shigelloides , sepsis