A Rare Cause of Ophthalmia Neonatorum-Achromobacter denitrificans SD01-SD02
Viraraghavan Vadakkencherry Ramaswamy,
504, Sai Bhagwathy Apartments, Gandhi Nagar, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh-520003, India.
A 72-hour-old neonate presented with lethargy and eye discharge. Keratitis and corneal ulceration was present on the left side. Work up revealed early onset sepsis with meningitis and keratoconjunctivitis. A rare organism Achromobacter denitrificans was isolated from the blood and the eye discharge. This is the first case report of Achromobacter denitrificans causing early onset sepsis and keratoconjunctivitis in a neonate.