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SHIGELLOSIS CAUSED BY Shigella boydii IN A PRETERM NEONATE, MASQUERADING AS NECROTIZING ENTEROCOLITIS

Sawardekar, Kiran P. MD, MRCPCH

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
Brief Reports
Abstract

A rare case of neonatal shigellosis caused by Shigella boydii in a preterm neonate, severe enough to necessitate intensive care support, is presented. The roles of breast-feeding, hand-washing and surveillance for enteric infections in the prevention of shigellosis in low risk settings such as a special care baby unit are highlighted.

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From the Special Care Baby Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Nizwa Hospital, Sultanate of Oman

Accepted for publication September 14, 2004.

Reprints not available.

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.