Empedobacter brevis is a gram negative non motile bacillus and an obligate aerobe which rarely causes infection in humans In , the. Empedobacter (ex Prévot ) Vandamme et al. , gen. nov., nom. rev. Type species: ¤ Empedobacter brevis (Holmes and Owen ) Vandamme et al . Empedobacter brevis (formerly designated Flavobacterium breve) is a gram- negative aerobe involved in nosocomial infections. The Ambler class B β- lactamase.

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These bacteria are also known to be oxidase-negative, catalase-negative, and phosphatase-positive. One week prior to the presentation, he had received corticosteroid injections in both knees for osteoarthritis. Introduction Empedobacter brevis E. Journal of Global Infectious Diseases.

The novelty of the case report is that this is the first case report of neonatal sepsis caused by Empedobacter brevis. Patient improved with intravenous antibiotics. The pathogenicity of the bacteria is rare and is usually limited to health care workers [ 1 ]. All the previous six case reports have been published in adults with various manifestation. Tube feeds were given to the baby and were gradually increased. First, a case series of an outbreak of endophthalmitis[ 4 ] secondary to possible contamination, second, a case of anaphylactoid purpura that was treated with minocycline,[ 5 ] and third, a case of meningitis in a canine.

The remainder of the examination was unremarkable.


He was admitted subsequently to our facility for reasons unrelated to this admission and repeat blood cultures showed no growth. They are obligate aerobes which form a yellow colony when grown on solid media. Published online Aug There are no definite treatment guidelines as there is lack of validated in vitro susceptibility testing methods for these bacteria.


Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. Its multidrug resistant nature makes it a serious problem for treatment of Empedobacter brevis sepsis and health care workers should follow strict asepsis precaution to prevent its transmission to patient.

The neonate required multiple vasopressors and steroids for septic shock. It is an environmental inhabitant and is rmpedobacter encountered in human specimens.

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Outbreak of Empedobacter brevis endophthalmitis after cataract extraction. A term female newborn 40 weeks with birth weight being grams appropriate for gestational age was admitted to the neonatal intensive care at three hours of postnatal life with complaint of respiratory distress developing soon after birth. There are no recommended vaccination or prophylaxis protocols for these bacteria because of grevis ubiquitous nature and generally it is bdevis considered.

J Glob Infect Dis. Empedobacter brevis is gram-negative bacilli that belongs to Flavobacteriaceae family. The mean age of the patients was 75 years. The patient was treated with piperacillin-tazobactam and was discharged [ 7 ]. Piperacillin-tazobactam was continued and repeat blood cultures on day 4 showed no growth.


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All 11 subjects were found to have E. Chest radiograph was suggestive of left middle and ejpedobacter zone pneumonia. Int J Food Microbiol. There are only few case reports of Empedobacter brevis causing infection in human being, and our case report is the first of its type. The reservoir of these organism is soil, plants, water, food, hospital water sources, including incubators, sinks, faucets, tap water, hemodialysis systems, saline solutions, and other pharmaceutical solutions [ 3 — 5 ].

The patient was treated with levofloxacin and was discharged in well condition [ 10 ]. The organism was sensitive to fluoroquinolones, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, tigecycline, polymyxin-B, and piperacillin-tazobactam. Basudev Gupta, Deepak Sharma, and Pradeep Sharma participated in the design of the study and performed the literature search. These organisms can be found in various niches. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.

Description of Chryseobacterium gen. Variation of bacterial community diversity in rhizosphere soil of sole-cropped versus intercropped wheat field empedobxcter harvest.

An emergent colonoscopy and endoscopic esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed esophageal candidiasis, a nonbleeding gastric ulcer, and diverticulosis. A case of Anaphylactoid purpura suggested to Empedobacter flavobacterium brevis infection concerned. International Journal of Food Microbiology.