Elizabethkingia meningoseptica is a Gram-negative bacillus. It is known for causing neonatal meningitis and pneumonia, sepsis in case of immunocompromised patients. It can be found in hospital and natural environments. It may exist in freshwater, salt water, and soil. It was previously known as Flavobacterium and Chryseobacterium meningosepticum.
Contact lens-induced keratitis with E. meningoseptica which we are reporting is the second case report till date. It has striking resemblance with the case that was published earlier, with minimal difference in presentation, but significant difference in the antimicrobial sensitivity. Most importantly, we also found this infection in healthy individual with no underlying disease.
Thus, we strongly support the case report that was published earlier, and though rare, this microbe should be considered as potential pathogen for contact lens-related keratitis, and increasing resistance to the antimicrobial agents should also be kept in mind.
Keywords: Contact lens, Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, Keratitis.
How to cite this article: Kharbanda M, Bagad P, Dey S. Contact Lens-associated Keratitis by Elizabethkingia meningoseptica. Int J Recent Surg Med Sci 2016;2(2):102-105.
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