A preterm infant with early Bacteroides fragilis meningitis and bilateral subdural empyema

Literature review and treatment options

A. J. Goodwin, H. Reed-Day, K. Vande Walle-Ramirez, Thomas Boulden, Massroor Pourcyrous

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Abstract

We report a case on a low birth weight infant who developed early onset meningitis with bilateral occipital empyema. The pathogen isolated from the cerebral spinal fluid was Bacteroides fragilis, an anaerobic Gram negative bacillus of the gut, rarely reported as an etiology of neonatal meningitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-167
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 31 2012

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Subdural Empyema
Bacteroides fragilis
Meningitis
Premature Infants
Empyema
Low Birth Weight Infant
Bacillus
Therapeutics

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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A preterm infant with early Bacteroides fragilis meningitis and bilateral subdural empyema : Literature review and treatment options. / Goodwin, A. J.; Reed-Day, H.; Walle-Ramirez, K. Vande; Boulden, Thomas; Pourcyrous, Massroor.

In: Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Vol. 5, No. 2, 31.05.2012, p. 163-167.

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