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Chryseobacterium spp-associated bacteraemia in a haemodialysis patient: a diagnostic challenge
  1. Muhammad Junaid Ahsan1,
  2. Soban Ahmad2,
  3. Azka Latif3 and
  4. Joseph Thilumala Reddy3
  1. 1 Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  2. 2 Emergency Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation Department of Medical Education, Doha, Qatar
  3. 3 Internal Medicine, CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center Bergan Mercy, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Joseph Thilumala Reddy; docjoe111{at}


Chryseobacterium species are Gram-negative bacillus widely distributed in nature. It is a rare human pathogen that has been isolated from water systems and humid surfaces of the hospital environment. We report a rare case of Chryseobacterium bacteremia in an end-stage renal disease nursing home resident, that was diagnosed using multiplex PCR and was successfully treated with intravenous piperacillin–tazobactam combination.

  • Dialysis
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Infectious diseases

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  • Contributors Concept and design: MJA, SA and AL. Data analysis and interpretation: MJA and AL. Drafting article: MJA, SA and AL. Critical revision of article: JTR. Approval of article: all authors.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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