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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 544-547

Aeromonas hydrophila meningitis and fulminant sepsis in preterm newborn: A case report and review of literature


Department of Microbiology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, India

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A Kali
Department of Microbiology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.195383

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Neonatal meningitis is a lethal infection occurring in the 1st month of life. The risk of developing permanent neurological sequels is high among the neonates who survive. Bacterial pathogens are commonly associated with this condition. Aeromonas is a Gram-negative bacteria of aquatic habitat. Although isolation of Aeromonas species from neonates with blood stream infection is infrequently reported, neonatal meningitis caused by Aeromonas is exceedingly rare. We present a case of fulminant sepsis and meningitis caused by Aeromonas hydrophila in a preterm newborn male. The bacteria was isolated in culture from blood and cerebrospinal fluid. In spite of targeted antibiotics and supportive therapy, the baby failed to respond and died on the 12th day of life.






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