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.
- 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.
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