Early Onset Neonatal Septicaemia Caused by Pantoea agglomerans DD01-DD02
Dr. Sayantan Banerjee,
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, 5th Floor, College Building, ESI-PGIMSR,
ESIC Medical College and ESIC Hospital and ODC (EZ), Joka, Kolkata, Diamond Harbour Road,
P.O. Joka, Kolkata - 700104, India.
Pantoea agglomerans is an opportunistic pathogen causing infection in the immunocompromised patients. It is a plant pathogen and a rare human pathogen causing neonatal sepsis, joint infection, urinary tract infection and bloodstream infections. Neonatal Gram negative septicaemia may have an unusual presentation of subtle generalised neonatal seizures without any other cardinal features of sepsis. An appropriate diagnosis is therefore the key to proper management. P. agglomerans being an unusual cause of neonatal sepsis should be diagnosed early with proper antibiogram for clinical cure. Here, we report a case of neonatal sepsis caused by P. agglomerans in a tertiary care hospital in Eastern India.