Infectious Disease Compendium

Chryseobacterium

Microbiology

A gram negative curved thin rod.

Epidemiologic Risks

Found in water and soil.

Syndromes

Usually a colonizer, C. meningosepticum can cause meningitis in neonates and pneumonia/sepsis in adults.

Treatment

Resistant to pretty much everything, try TMP/Sulfa, a quinolone, or minocycline.

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