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J Clin Microbiol. Jan 1997; 35(1): 286–287.
PMCID: PMC229559

A fatal case of Mycoplasma hominis meningoencephalitis in a full-term newborn.


We report the case of a 20-day-old full-term baby, born to a mother who had had an uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery, who died 13 days after the onset of meningitis. Mycoplasma hominis was the sole agent repeatedly recovered from cerebrospinal fluid and from postmortem brain tissue.

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