Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. May 16, 2017; 5(5): 187-190
Published online May 16, 2017. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v5.i5.187
Elizabethkingia miricola: A rare non-fermenter causing urinary tract infection
Parakriti Gupta, Kamran Zaman, Balvinder Mohan, Neelam Taneja
Parakriti Gupta, Kamran Zaman, Balvinder Mohan, Neelam Taneja, Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
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Correspondence to: Dr. Neelam Taneja, Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India.
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Received: November 16, 2016
Peer-review started: November 21, 2016
First decision: January 14, 2017
Revised: February 9, 2017
Accepted: March 12, 2017
Article in press: March 13, 2017
Published online: May 16, 2017
Core Tip

Core tip: Non-fermenters except Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter are less commonly associated with urinary tract infection (UTI). But recently an upsurge in a number of reported cases has been noted due to the use of MALDI-TOF which is an easy and reliable identification technique. Till date in literature, there is no reported case of Elizabethkingia miricola (E. miricola) causing UTI, although its significance in blood and sputum samples of sepsis patients has been demonstrated earlier. This is the first case report showing a clinical association of E. miricola with symptomatic UTI and also demonstrating the multidrug resistance nature of this organism.