(L.A.) Denny Eng, 34, Died at a Residence 🧁

Case Number: 2023-00662

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 34-year-old Asian male that occurred at his residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Denny Eng.

Manner of Death: Natural

Cause of Death: Sphingomonas paucimobilis Meningitis

On social media:

It is with great sadness that we share that our brother, Denny, passed away last night from sudden health complications.

According to the decedent’s Linkedin page, he had been working remotely for Meta (Facebook) as a product designer since August 2022.

He had studied graphic design at California State University-Long Beach.

RIP DENNY ENG (November 9, 1988 – January 16, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Monday at 11:59 p.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on September 27, presumably after the results of tox screening came back.

Sphingomonas paucimobilis (S. paucimobilis) is a non-fermentative, aerobic, gram negative bacillus. It may cause both nosocomial and community-acquired infections, albeit rarely. It has been reported to proliferate in distilled water, hemodialysis fluids, and sterile drug solutions. It can infect particularly persons with chronic diseases or immune suppression. Meningitis associated with S. paucimobilis has been previously reported.

Sphingomonas paucimobilis: An Uncommon Cause of Meningitis

As of 2018, only three cases of meningitis caused by this organism have been reported so far.

Sphingomonas paucimobilis is a gram-negative bacillus that is widely distributed in the environment but rarely causes infections in humans. Meningitis caused by S. paucimobilis is an extremely rare clinical entity with very few reported cases in the literature.


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