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Klebsiella brain abscess in a neonate
  1. Umar Amin Qureshi1,
  2. Nisar Ahmad Wani2,
  3. Bashir Ahmed Charoo1,
  4. Tasleem Kosar2,
  5. Mariya Amin Qurieshi3,
  6. Uruj Altaf4
  1. 1Department of Neonatology and Pediatrics, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Kashmir, India
  2. 2Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Kashmir, India
  3. 3Department of Community Medicine, Amrita School of Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, India
  4. 4Department of Radiotherapy, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Kashmir, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Umar Amin Qureshi, Department of Neonatology and Pediatrics, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, PO Box 1402, GPO Srinagar, Kashmir, India; dromarqureshi{at}rediffmail.com

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Klebsiella pneumoniae is rarely associated with neonatal cerebral abscess. A case of Klebsiella brain abscess in a neonate is described. Diagnosis of abscess was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound-guided aspiration.

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A term neonate appropriate for gestational age was delivered by caesarean birth. The delivery was complicated by fever and leaking of amniotic fluid for 36 h. On day 3 of life, he developed a high-grade fever and focal seizures. Sepsis screen showed a raised C reactive protein level and leucocytosis. Cerebrospinal fluid …

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