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NEONATAL MENINGOENCEPHALITIS CAUSED BY BACILLUS CEREUS

Manickam, Nisha DO*; Knorr, Aimee MD†; Muldrew, Kenneth L. MD, MPH‡

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: September 2008 - Volume 27 - Issue 9 - pp 843-846
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31816feec4
Brief Reports

The classic organisms associated with central nervous system infection in the neonate are herpes simplex, Listeria monocytogenes, Escherichia coli, and Streptococcus agalactiae; we describe an unusual case of neonatal meningoencephalitis caused by Bacillus cereus.

From the *Departments of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, †Neonatology, and ‡Laboratory Medicine, Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

Accepted for publication February 22, 2008.

Address for correspondence: Kenneth L. Muldrew, MD, MPH, FCAP, Yale University, School of Medicine, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, CB-643, 20 York Street, New Haven, CT 06510. E-mail: kenneth.muldrew@yale.edu.

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