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Ventilator-associated Pneumonia in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Due to Chryseobacterium indologenes

Antonello, Vicente S. MD, PhD*; Daht, Priscila MD; Polli, Janaína MD; Gross, Milton Jr. MD; Colvero, Maurício MD, PhD

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: December 2017 - Volume 36 - Issue 12 - p e353–e355
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001730
Brief Reports

Ventilator-associated pneumonia represents one of the most common nosocomial infections in neonatal intensive care units, increasing morbidity and mortality and associated costs. The authors report the case of a neonatal patient with ventilator-associated pneumonia secondary to Chryseobacterium indologenes and a review of the literature. The most effective empiric treatment for C. indologenes infection remains unclear due to limited data in the literature, and therefore, therapy should be adjusted in accordance with the result of the susceptibility profile.

From the *Department of Infection Prevention and Control, and Department of Neonatology, Hospital Fêmina, Porto Alegre, Brasil.

Accepted for publication July 29, 2017.

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

Address for correspondence: Vicente S. Antonello, MD, PhD, Hospital Fêmina, Serviço de Controle de Infecção, Rua Mostardeiro, 17, Bairro: Moinhos de Vento CEP 91430-001, Porto Alegre/Brasil. E-mail:

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