, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 275–277 | Cite as

First report of neonatal early-onset sepsis caused by multi-drug-resistant Raoultella ornithinolytica

  • Asad Abbas
  • Istiyaq Ahmad
Case Report


Raoultella ornithinolytica is increasingly being isolated as a causative organism in human infections. Most of the infections caused by R. ornithinolytica are hospital acquired and occur in patients who are immunocompromised, had invasive procedures or have indwelling catheters. This is a first report of early onset neonatal sepsis caused by multi-drug-resistant R. ornithinolytica. The infection was not very severe and was characterised by generalized flushing of the skin. Patient made complete recovery once appropriate antibiotics were started.


Raoultella ornithinolytica Early-onset sepsis Neonate Baby Newborn Infant 


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On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.District Early Intervention Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical CollegeAMUAligarhIndia
  2. 2.Maxfort Superspeciality HospitalAligarhIndia

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