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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 610-616

Increased recognition of Chryseobacterium species as an emerging cause of nosocomial urinary tract infection following introduction of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation-time of flight for bacterial identification


1 Department of Medical Microbiology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of General Surgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
3 Department of Urology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Neelam Taneja
Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijmm.IJMM_15_413

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Chryseobacterium species are rarely reported as aetiological agents of nosocomial urinary tract infection. Here, we evaluated the clinical significance of 19 isolates of Chryseobacterium species (15 Chryseobacterium indologenes and 4 Chryseobacterium gleum; identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation-time of flight [MALDI-TOF]) obtained from urine or percutaneous nephrostomy drainage of 16 patients with urological complaints. The strains possessed drug resistance to multiple antibiotics. 14 isolates showed the presence of carbapenemases. Both MALDI-TOF and repetitive sequence-based-polymerase chain reaction grouped them into three clusters (Kappa 1.000). They may colonise the urinary tract acting as a reservoir for dissemination of drug resistance within hospital environment.






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