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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2014, Article ID 270521, 4 pages
Case Report

Chryseobacterium indologenes Septicemia in an Infant

1Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children’s Research and Training Hospital, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, No. 44, Altındağ, 06080 Ankara, Turkey
2Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children’s Research and Training Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, 06080 Ankara, Turkey

Received 20 February 2014; Accepted 30 June 2014; Published 10 July 2014

Academic Editor: Raul Colodner

Copyright © 2014 Turkan Aydin Teke et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Chryseobacterium indologenes is a rare cause of infection in children. The organism causes infections mostly in hospitalised patients with severe underlying diseases. The choice of an effective drug for the treatment of infections due to C. indologenes is difficult as the organism has a limited spectrum of antimicrobial sensitivity. We present a case of nosocomial septicemia caused by C. indologenes in an infant with congenital heart disease who was successfully treated with trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole and also reviewed fourteen additional cases of C. indologenes infections reported in the English literature in this report.