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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
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