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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 80-82

A case of scrub typhus meningoencephalitis complicated by a rare pathogen Leclercia adecarboxylata


1 Department of Pediatrics, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Surya N Mishra
Department of Microbiology, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
India
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DOI: 10.4103/DYPJ.DYPJ_2_22

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Leclercia adecarboxylata is Gram-negative bacteria and belongs to the family Enterobacteriaceae, which is motile and is considered as a commensal in normal gut flora. It causes opportunistic infection in immunocompromised hosts but also has been isolated from pus, blood, urine, and sputum of immunocompetent hosts. It is often found to be a part of polymicrobial infection indicating synergistic effect, enhancing its virulence. Rarely, it has been isolated from the cerebrospinal fluid of a child, and its coinfection with scrub typhus has hardly been reported. Because of significant morbidity and mortality associated with nosocomial infections, microbiologists and clinicians should be aware of such unusual pathogens such as L. adecarboxylata. Though most L. adecarboxylata isolates are sensitive to many of the antibiotics, their coexistence with multidrug resistant organisms could result in the transmission of resistance elements.


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