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Sphingomonas paucimobilis meningitis

Hassan Mehmood, Noman Khan, Saad Ullah, Asad Ullah, Asghar Marwat
Sphingomonas paucimobilis is a nonfermentative gram-negative bacillus of low pathogenicity. The organism has been involved in causing a wide range of infections in community and hospital settings. Only 3 cases of meningitis caused by this organism have been reported so far. We report a rare case of S paucimobilis meningitis who presented with atypical symptoms. A 50-year-old female presented with headache, dizziness, chills, shakiness, and neck pain along with nuchal rigidity. On physical examination, severe neck rigidity along with decreased range of motion was noticed...
January 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
Tuncer Göker, Rahile Zülal Aşık, Muhammet Bahadır Yılmaz, İlhami Çelik, Ayhan Tekiner
Sphingomonas paucimobilis (S. paucimobilis) is a gram negative bacillus. It has existed in soil, drinking water and plants. It has been isolated from distilled water tanks, respirators, and hemodialysis devices at the hospital setting. Patients with chronic disorders or immune suppression may be susceptible to infections with it. This microorganism has also been reported to infect healthy persons. Both nosocomial and community-acquired infections have been reported. So far, a variety of infections have been reported, including sepsis, septic pulmonary embolism, septic arthritis, peritonitis, and endophthalmitis...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Shyamasree Nandy, Mridu Dudeja, Ayan Kumar Das, Rachna Tiwari
S.paucimobilis has a diverse nutritional substrate spectrum and found in both environmental and hospital settings. Sphingomonas paucimobilis is rarely isolated from clinical specimen. This low virulence organism since has been reported to cause a variety of diseases since 1979. It has been reported to be associated with both community acquired and nosocomial diseases including bacteremia, catheter related sepsis, diarrhoeal diseases, peritonitis, meningitis, cutaneous infections, endopthalmitis, visceral infections , urinary tract infections etc...
December 2013: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Mei-Ling Sharon Tai, Rukumani Devi Velayuthan
Sphingomonas paucimobilis is an aerobic gram-negative bacillus. The bacteria can cause infections, which can be devastating and, therefore, the patients need adequate and early antibiotic cover. We are presenting an interesting case of meningitis secondary to an unusual S. paucimobilis infection. This is the second case to our knowledge in the literature on meningitis due to S. paucimobilis. The 31-year-old previously healthy man presented with 2 months' history of weight loss and loss of appetite. He had fever and headache for 3 weeks...
2014: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
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