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Chryseobacterium gleum infection in patient with extreme malnutrition and hepatic lesion – case report


1Department of Clinical and Molecular Microbiology, Clinical Hospital Centre Zagreb, Kišpatićeva 12, Zagreb, Croatia

2Division of Intensive Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Hospital Centre Zagreb, Kišpatićeva 12, Zagreb, Croatia

3School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

DOI: 10.22514/SV101.062015.13 Vol.10,Issue S1,June 2015 pp.50-52

Published: 22 June 2015

*Corresponding Author(s): DIJANA VARDA BRKIĆ E-mail:


Chrysobacterium gleum is a nonmotile, oxidase positive, non-fermentative un-sporulate Gram-negative bacillus, bacteria belonging to the genus Chrysobacterium. Infections caused by Chrysobacterium spp are usually health care associated and the most frequent in immunocompromised patients and neonates.

In this report we present a case of a 35-year-old female patient admitted to the hospital for extreme malnutrition and a hepatic le-sion. Chrysobacterium gleum was isolated from tracheal aspirate and blood culture. The strain was identified with Microflex MALDI Biotyper (Bruker Daltonik, Fre-mont, CA). The patient was successfully treated with piperacillin/tazobactam. Em-pirical therapy is difficult due to intrinsic resistance to most antimicrobials which are usually effective against Gram-negative bacteria.


Chrysobacterium gleum, MAL-DI-TOF, susceptibility pattern, piperacillin/tazobactam, health care associated infec-tions

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DIJANA VARDA BRKIĆ,OZRENKA ZLOPAŠA,BRANKA BEDENIĆ,VANDA PLEČKO. Chryseobacterium gleum infection in patient with extreme malnutrition and hepatic lesion – case report. Signa Vitae. 2015. 10(S1);50-52.


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