Rare elizabethkingia meningosepticum meningitis case in an immunocompetent adult

Salim S. Hayek, Thura T. Abd, Sushma K. Cribbs, Albert M. Anderson, Andre Melendez, Miwako Kobayashi, Carmen Polito, Yun F. Wang

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Though Elizabethkingia meningosepticum typically causes meningitis in neonates, its occurrence in adult is rare, with sixteen cases described worldwide. We report a case of E. meningosepticum meningitis in an immunocompetent adult. Bacterial identification was made a day earlier than conventional method by using matrix assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) Vitek mass spectrometry RUO (VMS), which resulted in successful treatment with rifampin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, levofloxacin and minocycline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere17
JournalEmerging Microbes and Infections
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Chryseobacterium
  • Elizabethkingia meningosepticum
  • Flavobacterium
  • MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry
  • Meningitis
  • Vitek

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology


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