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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.
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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