SHIGELLOSIS CAUSED BY Shigella boydii IN A PRETERM NEONATE, MASQUERADING AS NECROTIZING ENTEROCOLITISSawardekar, Kiran P. MD, MRCPCHPediatric Infectious Disease Journal: February 2005 - Volume 24 - Issue 2 - pp 184-185 Brief Reports Abstract Author Information 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. Author Information 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.