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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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