Myroides Species in a Paediatric Burn Patient DD03-DD04
Dr. Seyda Ignak,
Sahrayicedid Mah. Batman Sk. No:66-68, Goztepe-Istanbul, Kadikoy, Turkey.
Members of the genus Myroides are non-motile, Gram negative bacteria that are mostly found in environmental sources such as soil and water. They are not a part of human flora. For a long time they were evaluated as low grade opportunistic pathogens causing infections in immunocompromised patients whereas a few life-threatening infections were reported in immunocompetent individuals due to Myroides species.
The child having a 64% of total body surface area burn was admitted to the burn unit. Myroides spp. was isolated first in urine culture then in blood culture. This is the first time Myroides spp. is reported in a paediatric patient with serious burn.