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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, non-fermenting Gram-negative bacillus. Main organism described as human pathogen in this class.
    • Previously known as Chryseobacterium meningosepticum, and prior to this, Flavobacterium meningosepticum.
    • Hardy organism found in water, soil--ubiquitous in hospital environments.
    • Positive findings for catalase, oxidase and indole. Growth is better at 40°C.
    • Multi-drug resistance the norm including carbapenems:
      • Class A extended-spectrum β-lactamases and Metallo-β-lactamases, BlaB (subclass B1) and GOB (subclass B3) described.
  • E. miricola: usually multi-drug resistant.
  • E. anophelis: typically identified through MALDI-TOF.
    • Outbreak (2015-2016) in Wisconsin and Michigan.
    • May be less drug resistant than E. meningoseptica.

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Last updated: April 6, 2017

Citation

Auwaerter, Paul G. "Elizabethkingia." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2017. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540666/all/Elizabethkingia.
Auwaerter PG. Elizabethkingia. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2017. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540666/all/Elizabethkingia. Accessed April 23, 2019.
Auwaerter, P. G. (2017). Elizabethkingia. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540666/all/Elizabethkingia
Auwaerter PG. Elizabethkingia [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2017. [cited 2019 April 23]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540666/all/Elizabethkingia.
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