Neonatal sepsis still a main leading cause of morbidity and mortality among neonates,
especially in the developing countries ,Most cases of Neonatal sepsis in neonatal intensive care
unit are attributed to GB streptococcus, klebsiella pneumonia and other members of
Enterobacteriaceae family. Shewanella algae (S.algae) is a gram –negative saprophytic bacillus,
commonly associated with the marine environment ,which has been isolated from humans. Early
onset neonatal sepsis caused by S.algae is uncommon. We report a first case of Shewanella.
Algae meningitis in newborn with early onset neonatal sepsis which was responding to
antimicrobial therapy and associated with good early out come and no late neurodevelopmental
Key words: shewanella algae, neonatal meningitis, Early onset neonatal sepsis . Cerebrospinal
fluid culture .blood culture , good outcome .