Fatal Case of Pericardial Effusion Due to Myroides Odoratus: A Rare Case Report DD01-DD02
Dr. Shashank Prateek,
Consultant Microbiologist, Department of Microbiology, Metro Heart and Multispeciality Institute,
Sidcul, Haridwar, Uttarakhand- 249403, India.
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Myroides spp., previously known as Flavobacterium odoratum, are rare clinical isolates and are often considered non-pathogenic. Natural habitat includes soil, fresh and marine waters, in foods and in sewage treatment plants. We present an unusual case of fatal pericardial effusion due to Myroides odoratus in a patient suffering from chronic kidney disease and undergoing maintenance haemodialysis. This case is presented to show the increasing incidence of rare isolates causing localized and systemic infections and due to their high intrinsic resistance to many antibiotics they can be fatal. Thus isolation of these pathogens is of great clinical importance.