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Volume 6, Number 5—October 2000


Atypical Chryseobacterium meningosepticum and Meningitis and Sepsis in Newborns and the Immunocompromised, Taiwan

Cheng-Hsun Chiu*Comments to Author , Michael Waddingdon†, Wu-Shiun Hsieh*, David E. Greenberg‡, Paul C. Schreckenberger§, and Amy M. Carnahan¶
Author affiliations: *Chang Gung Children's Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan; †Accugenix, Inc., Newark, Delaware; ‡British Columbia's Children's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; §University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA; ¶University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Table 1

Clinical features of patients

Infection Age Underlying disease(s) Source of cultures Date of isolation
Neonatal diseases
Sepsis, meningitis 3D None Blood, CSF 09/13/1996
Sepsis, meningitis 2D None Blood, CSF 01/24/1999
Community-acquired infection
Sepsis 65Y Cirrhosis of the liver Blood 12/04/1997
Sepsis 68Y Congestive heart failure Blood 08/09/1997
Sepsis 7Y IgA nephropathy Blood 02/11/1998
Sepsis, cellulitis 84Y Hypertension Blood 04/06/1997
Sepsis 24Y Aplastic anemia Blood 03/11/1999
Sepsis 43Y Chronic renal failure Blood 04/10/1997
Hospital-acquired infection
Sepsis 18Y Acute lymphocytic leukemia Blood 06/01/1997
Sepsis 62Y Cirrhosis of the liver Blood 02/05/1999
Sepsis, wound infection 49Y Burn Blood, wound 06/29/1997
Sepsis, wound infection 37Y Burn Blood, wound 11/13/1997
Sepsis 42Y Common bile duct cancer Blood 10/10/1997
Sepsis 84Y Brain infarction Blood 05/24/1997
Sepsis 72Y Myocardial infarction Blood 08/17/1998
Sepsis 19Y Pelvic fracture Blood 03/10/1998
Sepsis 68Y Tuberculosis Blood 03/20/1998

Y= years; D = days; CSF = cerebrospinal fluid

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