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Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2007 Dec;65(4A):1018-21.

Cerebral abscess caused by Serratia marcescens in a premature neonate.

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Department of Pediatrics, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Cerebral abscesses are extremely rare in neonates. Serratia marcescens is an unusual cause of sepsis and neurological spread is especially ominous.

PURPOSE:

To report the case of a 34-week neonate who developed this rare condition and to discuss diagnostic and therapeutic measures.

CASE REPORT:

A 34-week male neonate sequentially developed respiratory distress syndrome, early sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis; later cultures revealed S. marcescens. After deterioration, a cerebral abscess became evident, which revealed S. marcescens. Clinical improvement ensued after high-dose amikacin and meropenem.

CONCLUSION:

Clinical signs are often non-specific. Proper diagnostic measures, neurosurgical consultation and aggressive antibiotic therapy are essential for these high-risk neonates.

PMID:
18094868
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