Abstract Elizabethkingia meningoseptica (EM), a non-fermented gram-negative bacterium, was one of the most important pathogens of nosocomial infection. The detection rate has been on the rise in recent years. The susceptible people mainly include patients with basic diseases, immunodeficiency or deficiency, long-term use of antibiotics, invasive procedures and so on. EM could cause meningitis, bacteremia, lung infections, eye infections etc. Its multi-drug resistance burdened the clinical treatment. Animals were also infected by EM, like frog, fish, turtle, pig, dog and other infection. The biological characteristics, infection types, detection methods and risk factors were analyzed, which would offer a new insight of EM. Hospitals should focus on detection, drug resistance and pathogenesis of EM, which would provide the reference for prevention and control of nosocomial infection.
Received: 04 January 2021
Published: 01 January 2021
Yi-Kai LU Shu-Ying YUAN Yuan-Bo Yang Qi-Le WU Zi-Xuan FANG Liu-Yan LIU Li CHEN. Research progress on Elizabethkingia meningoseptica and infection[J]. JOURNAL OF MICROBES AND INFECTIONS, 2021, 16(2): 110-116.