Corpus Journal of Case Reports
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A Rare Case of Early Onset Neonatal Sepsis by Burkholderia Cepacia In Special Care Newborn Unit of a General Hospital

Case Report
Volume 5 - Issue 1 | Article DOI : 10.54026/CJCR/1029

Shazia Afreen* and Faria Yasmin

1Shazia Afreen, Neonatologist, Special Care Newborn Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Kurmitola General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2Faria Yasmin, Neonatologist, Director General of Health Services, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Corresponding Authors

Dr. Shazia Afreen, Neonatologist, Department of Pediatrics, Kurmitola General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Email: shazmmc42@gmail.com


Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia); Neonatal Sepsis

Received : May 12, 2024
Published : May 22, 2024


Burkholderia cepacia is an aerobic, low virulence, motile, gram-negative bacillus found in soil and water. It is a frequent colonizer of fluids used in the hospital (irrigation solutions, intravenous fluids). It’s not considered as normal human flora. It is a rare cause of sepsis in newborns, and its transmission involves human contact with heavily contaminated medical devices and disinfectants. We describe a rare case of sepsis by B. cepacia in a term infant, diagnosed in SCANU of Kurmitola General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. This term, Asymmetric IUGR, male newborn, was admitted with the diagnosis of early onset neonatal sepsis. The diagnosis was made by blood culture. We treated the patient with Ceftazidim & Amikacin to which the patient responded well and discharged with advice.