Clostridium septicum brain abscesses in a premature neonate

Sapna P. Sadarangani, Rachel Batdorf, Lillian C. Buchhalter, Anna Mrelashvili, Ritu Banerjee, Nancy K. Henry, W. Charles Huskins, Thomas G. Boyce

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Abstract

Brain abscesses in neonates are typically caused by Gram-negative organisms. There are no previously described cases caused by Clostridium septicum. We present a case of a premature male infant who developed recurrent episodes of suspected necrotizing enterocolitis followed by brain abscesses, cerebritis and ventriculitis caused by C. septicum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)538-540
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014

Keywords

  • Clostridium septicum
  • brain abscess
  • necrotizing enterocolitis
  • neonate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Sadarangani, S. P., Batdorf, R., Buchhalter, L. C., Mrelashvili, A., Banerjee, R., Henry, N. K., Huskins, W. C., & Boyce, T. G. (2014). Clostridium septicum brain abscesses in a premature neonate. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 33(5), 538-540. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000000203