Lumboperitonial shunt infection due to Chryseobacterium indologenes

Hossam Al-Tatari, Basim I. Asmar, Jocelyn Y. Ang

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Chryseobacterium indologenes central nervous system infection has not been reported. We present a case of lumboperitoneal shunt infection caused by C. indologenes successfully treated with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and rifampin in a pediatric patient. Forty-three additional cases of C. indologenes non-central nervous system infections reported in the English medical literature were reviewed. Risk factors for C. indologenes infections include underlying medical illnesses, underlying immunocompromising conditions and presence of indwelling intravascular devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)657-659
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2007


  • Central nervous system
  • Chryseobacterium indologenes
  • Infection
  • Lumboperitonial shunt


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