Mycotic cerebral aneurysm in a premature infant

John Meadows, Don Hayes, Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar, Willem Guillermo Calderon-Miranda

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Abstract

Mycotic cerebral aneurysms in neonates are extremely rare and can be difficult to diagnose without a high index of suspicion. We describe a 33-week gestation preterm neonate who developed a mycotic cerebral aneurysm leading to death before repair could be performed. We believe this to be the first literature reported case of a mycotic cerebral aneurysm in a preterm infant. This case revives the ongoing question of when to perform a lumbar puncture in a potentially septic or meningitic infant, while also casting light on maintaining a high index of suspicion for rare intracranial diagnoses that require cranial imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-370
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Neurosciences
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017

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Infected Aneurysm
Intracranial Aneurysm
Premature Infants
Newborn Infant
Spinal Puncture
Pregnancy

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Meadows, J., Hayes, D., Moscote-Salazar, L. R., & Calderon-Miranda, W. G. (2017). Mycotic cerebral aneurysm in a premature infant. Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences, 12(4), 367-370. https://doi.org/10.4103/JPN.JPN_94_17

Mycotic cerebral aneurysm in a premature infant. / Meadows, John; Hayes, Don; Moscote-Salazar, Luis Rafael; Calderon-Miranda, Willem Guillermo.

In: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences, Vol. 12, No. 4, 01.10.2017, p. 367-370.

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Meadows, J, Hayes, D, Moscote-Salazar, LR & Calderon-Miranda, WG 2017, 'Mycotic cerebral aneurysm in a premature infant', Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 367-370. https://doi.org/10.4103/JPN.JPN_94_17
Meadows, John ; Hayes, Don ; Moscote-Salazar, Luis Rafael ; Calderon-Miranda, Willem Guillermo. / Mycotic cerebral aneurysm in a premature infant. In: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences. 2017 ; Vol. 12, No. 4. pp. 367-370.
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