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Volume 24, Number 9—September 2018

Elizabethkingia anophelis and Association with Tap Water and Handwashing, Singapore

Chee-Fu YungComments to Author , Matthias Maiwald, Liat H. Loo, Han Y. Soong, Chin B. Tan, Phaik K. Lim, Ling Li, Natalie WH Tan, Chia-Yin Chong, Nancy Tee, Koh C. Thoon, and Yoke H. Chan
Author affiliations: KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore.

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Table 1

Characteristics of Elizabethkingia cases in children admitted to the Children’s Intensive Care Unit, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore, May 2017*

Category Patient 1 Patient 2 Patient 3
Sample date 2017 May 15 2017 May 22 2017 May 28
Sample type ETT, BBS ETT, BBS ETT, BBS
Bacterial identification
MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry E. meningoseptica E. meningoseptica E. meningoseptica
16S rDNA Isolate not available Isolate not available E. anophelis
Sex M F F
Age, mo 4.9 2.8 57.9
Preterm birth No No No
Underlying clinical condition Duodenal atresia; small atrial septal heart defect Pulmonary atresia; Large ventral septal heart defect; large patent ductus arteriosus Thoracic tumor
Outcome Discharged Discharged Deceased
Days in hospital 11 83 33
CICU bed type Single room 4-bed cubicle Single room
Other beds used No No No
Antimicrobial drug treatment within 72 h before detection Piperacillin/tazobactam, 
ceftriaxone Clindamycin Piperacillin/tazobactam
History of immunosuppressive medication No No Yes (chemotherapy)
On ECMO at time of detection Yes No Yes

*ETT, endotracheal tube; CICU, Children’s Intensive Care Unit; ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; ETT, endotracheal tube; MALDI-TOF, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight.

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