An 8-week-old infant presented with Arizona hinshawii meningitis and bacteraemia. The child responded well to the administration of parenteral ampicillin and chloramphenicol. However, chloramphenicol was discontinued after one day of therapy, and A. hinshawii was recultured from the cerebrospinal fluid on the fifth day. Chloramphenicol therapy was restarted and the patient had an uneventful recovery. This report is the first description of A. hinshawii meningitis and should alert clinicians to the possible occurrence of this infection in endemic areas.
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