Early Onset Neonatal Septicaemia Caused by Pantoea agglomeransCorrespondence Address :
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.
C-reactive protein, Neonatal seizure, Thrombocytopenia
Mallika Sengupta, Sayantan Banerjee, Niloy Kumar Das, Partha Guchhait, Saheli Misra. EARLY ONSET NEONATAL SEPTICAEMIA CAUSED BY PANTOEA AGGLOMERANS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2016 May [cited: 2018 Jan 23 ]; 10:DD01-DD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Feb 18, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Mar 04, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Mar 25, 2016
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2016
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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