Central European Journal of Medicine

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 532–535 | Cite as

Postoperative meningitis due to a rare pathogen; Alcaligenes xylosoxidans

  • Burcin Ozer
  • Yurdal Serarslan
  • Nizami Duran
  • Gokhan Akdemir
  • Yusuf Onlen
Case Report


Alcaligenes xylosoxidans is non-fermenting gram-negative bacilli found in soil and water. It is an aerobic bacterium in the genus Achromobacter. This bacterium is motile, oxidase positive, and catalase positive, which is isolated uncommonly from clinical specimens. In the present paper, we report a case of meningitis associated with A. xylosoxidans in a 38-year-old male patient post neurosurgery.


Alcaligenes xylosoxidans Meningitis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Burcin Ozer
    • 1
  • Yurdal Serarslan
    • 2
  • Nizami Duran
    • 1
  • Gokhan Akdemir
    • 2
  • Yusuf Onlen
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Clinical MicrobiologyMustafa Kemal UniversityHatayTurkey
  2. 2.School of Medicine, Department of NeurosurgeryMustafa Kemal UniversityHatayTurkey
  3. 3.School of Medicine, Department of Infectious DiseaseMustafa Kemal UniversityHatayTurkey

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