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Volume 43, Number 4, August 2010

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   


Corresponding author:

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.


Key words:

 meningoencephalitis  ,  newborn  ,  Plesiomonas shigelloides  ,  sepsis