US scan detection of early cerebral abscess due to Citrobacter diversus in a preterm newborn: A case of vertical transmission?

F. Piersigilli, Maria Pia De Carolis, R. Luciano, V. Polimeni, F. P. Fusco, C. Romagnoli

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Abstract

We report the case of a child born at 26 weeks' gestational age, with brain abscesses due to Citrobacter diversus, not associated with meningitis. Citrobacter was not isolated from vaginal cultures, which were performed during maternal antibiotic treatment. However, ultrasound diagnosis of a cerebral abscess on the first day of life suggests a vertical mode of transmission. Diagnosis of brain abscesses in the first few days of life is a critical point for medico-legal issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-129
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume31
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005

Keywords

  • Cerebral abscess
  • Citrobacter diversus
  • Neonate
  • Pulmonary abscess

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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