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Chryseobacterium gleum bacteraemia: first reported cases from Qatar

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submitted on 2023-11-01, 10:52 and posted on 2023-11-01, 11:47 authored by M. Ali, H. Alsoub

Chryseobacterium gleum is a Gram-negative aerobic bacillus. It commonly colonizes mechanical devices, causing device-associated infections like central line–associated bloodstream infection and ventilator-associated pneumonia. We describe two cases of C. gleum bacteraemia in patients admitted to our intensive care unit in Qatar, one of which resulted in death. Long hospital stays and indwelling devices are risk factors for C. gleum bacteraemia. Because C. gleum is inherently resistant to β-lactam antibiotics, rapid identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing are essential for guiding therapy.

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Published in: New Microbes and New Infections
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
See article on publisher's website: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nmni.2021.100869

Funding

Open Access funding provided by the Qatar National Library

History

Language

  • English

Publisher

Elsevier

Publication Year

  • 2021

License statement

This Item is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Institution affiliated with

  • Hamad Medical Corporation

Geographic coverage

Qatar