Flavobacterium meningosepticum bacteremia in an adult with acute leukemia use of rifampin to clear persistent infection

Bruce E. Hirsh, Brian Wong, Timothy E. Kiehn, Timothy Gee, Donald Armstrong

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A case of Flavobacterium meningosepticum bacteremia complicating the course of a patient with leukemia is described. The patient was treated successfully when rifampin was added to the antibiotic therapy. Unusual organisms should be considered as agents of infection in immunocompromised hosts and susceptibility testing with drugs not commonly employed for gram-negative rods should be performed in complicated cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-69
Number of pages5
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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