Chryseobacterium indologenes is a gram-negative bacillus and is an uncommon human pathogen. It is responsible for severe infections such as septicaemia and ventilator-associated pneumonia in immunocompromised patients or after prolonged hospitalization. The pathogenicity and virulence factors of C. indologenes remain unclear. We describe a case of a septic shock in a 77-year-old immunocompetent woman with positive blood culture for Chryseobacterium indologenes, successfully treated with piperacillina/tazobactam. This case indicates that C. indologenes might cause severe disease in immunocompetent persons with otherwise no associated underlying risk factors.
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Community-acquired C. indologenes septic shock in an immunocompetent patient: a case report
Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine 2020;
Submission date: 22 Apr 2020
Revised on: 06 May 2020
Accepted on: 15 Jun 2020
Published online: 20 Jul 2020