• Vol. 28 No. 6, 858–860
  • 15 November 1999

Chryseobacterium meningosepticum (Flavobacterium meningosepticum)—A Report of Five Cases in a Local Hospital



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Chrysobacterium meningosepticum (Flavobacterium meningosepticum) is a known cause of meningitis in premature and newborn infants. Infection due to this organism in adults is uncommon. We report 5 cases of Chrysobacterium meningosepticum in adult patients. Most of these patients were elderly and had underlying co-morbidities.

Chryseobacterium meningosepticum has been known to be a causative agent of meningitis particularly in the premature and newborn infants. The first case of human infection with this organism was reported by King in 1959.

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