Myroides Species in a Paediatric Burn PatientCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Seyda Ignak,
Sahrayicedid Mah. Batman Sk. No:66-68, Goztepe-Istanbul, Kadikoy, Turkey.
Members of the genus Myroides are non-motile, Gram negative bacteria that are mostly found in environmental sources such as soil and water. They are not a part of human flora. For a long time they were evaluated as low grade opportunistic pathogens causing infections in immunocompromised patients whereas a few life-threatening infections were reported in immunocompetent individuals due to Myroides species.
The child having a 64% of total body surface area burn was admitted to the burn unit. Myroides spp. was isolated first in urine culture then in blood culture. This is the first time Myroides spp. is reported in a paediatric patient with serious burn.
Blood culture, Child, Flavobacterium, Urinary culture, Urinary tract infection
Sevda Soydan, Seyda Ignak, Ozlem Unay Demirel, Gulkan Karadag, Zeynep Ocak. MYROIDES SPECIES IN A PAEDIATRIC BURN PATIENT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 November [cited: 2018 Jan 22 ]; 11:DD03-DD04. Available from
Date of Submission: May 10, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Jun 21, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Aug 01, 2017
Date of Publishing: Nov 01, 2017
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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