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Flavobacterial Sepsis in Massively Burned Pediatric Patients

Robert L. Sheridan, Colleen M. Ryan, Mark S. Pasternack, Joan M. Weber and Ronald G. Tompkins
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Vol. 17, No. 2 (Aug., 1993), pp. 185-187
Published by: Oxford University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4457261
Page Count: 3
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Flavobacterial Sepsis in Massively Burned Pediatric Patients
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Abstract

An experience with wound sepsis due to Flavobacterium meningosepticum in two pediatric burn patients is described. This organism, which is typically found in water and soil, generally has low pathogenicity but may become clinically important in immunocompromised hosts. It is typically resistant to antibiotics prescribed for infections caused by aerobic, gram-negative bacteria. When flavobacteria are suspected as pathogens, initial therapy should begin with ciprofloxacin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, or clindamycin.

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