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Case Report | Open Access
Ashima Jain Vidyarthi1, Salman Khan1, Babita Kataria2, Mukesh Nandal3, Vishal Phogat4, Arghya Das1 and Rama Chaudhry5
1Department of Microbiology, National Cancer Institute (Jhajjar campus) of AIIMS, New Delhi, India.
2Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Institute (Jhajjar campus) of AIIMS, New Delhi, India.
3Department of Emergency Medicine, National Cancer Institute (Jhajjar campus) of AIIMS, New Delhi, India.
4Department of Hospital Administration, AIIMS, New Delhi, India.
5Department of Microbiology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India.
Article Number: 8501 | © The Author(s). 2023
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2023;17(3):1422-1428.
Received: 14 February 2023 | Accepted: 14 June 2023 | Published online: 06 July 2023
Issue online: September 2023

Over the past decade, novel pathogens causing infections in patients have been identified. Chryseobacterium is one such emerging pathogen that is frequently reported in hospitalized patients. Case reports of bloodstream infections, and pneumonia due to Chryseobacterium spp in cancer patients from different parts of the world are drawing the attention of the clinical community to this bacterium as an emerging threat in patients with malignancies. Besides its propensity to cause serious infection to the immune-compromised patients, the antibiotic-resistant trait is posing a serious challenge, further complicating the clinical management of malignancies. We report a similar experience with the bacterium causing bloodstream infection in a patient with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The new automated identification systems have enabled us to identify these relatively uncommon pathogens in our clinical setting and also recognize their role in causing infection in hospitalized patients. Besides the difficulties in the treatment of these antibiotic-resistant pathogens, detecting their source within the healthcare setup remains a challenge for medical professionals.


Chryseobacterium indologenes, Multi-drug Resistant, Malignancy

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