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Neonatal cerebral abscess is a rare but serious complication of sepsis, with high mortality and morbidity. We present a case of enterobacter cerebral abscesses in a 26+1-week gestation infant with birth weight of 850 g, managed conservatively.
Baby A was born in poor condition after prolonged rupture of membranes, requiring full resuscitation. He developed profound sepsis with blood cultures positive for Enterobacter cloacae at 12 hours. First-line antibiotics (benzylpenicillin and gentamicin) were changed to meropenem. Serial cranial ultrasound scans showed …
Contributors JYL as first author/correspondence. LA as supervising consultant/author.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
Data sharing statement This case was presented at the recent British Paediatric Neurology Association meeting in Sheffield 2016.