Postoperative meningitis due to a rare pathogen; Alcaligenes xylosoxidans
ABSTRACT 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.