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Multiple brain abscesses and facial palsy in a neonate
  1. Deepak Louis,
  2. Karthik Balasubramanian,
  3. Venkataseshan Sundaram
  1. Department of Pediatrics, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Venkataseshan Sundaram, Department of Pediatrics, PGIMER, Chandigarh 160012, India; venkatpgi{at}

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A term, 3.5-kg male neonate was referred to our hospital on day 5 of life for respiratory distress, hypoglycaemia and feed intolerance. There was no history of perinatal asphyxia or birth trauma. Investigations revealed thrombocytopaenia and coagulopathy with raised C reactive protein and leucocytosis. Chest x-ray was suggestive of pneumonia. …

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