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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000203
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Clostridium Septicum Brain Abscesses in a Premature Neonate

Sadarangani, Sapna P. MBBS*; Batdorf, Rachel MD; Buchhalter, Lillian C.; Mrelashvili, Anna MD§; Banerjee, Ritu MD, PhD; Henry, Nancy K. PhD, MD; Huskins, W. Charles MD, MS; Boyce, Thomas G. MD, MPH

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Abstract

Brain abscesses in neonates are typically caused by Gram-negative organisms. There are no previously described cases caused by Clostridium septicum. We present a case of a premature male infant who developed recurrent episodes of suspected necrotizing enterocolitis followed by brain abscesses, cerebritis and ventriculitis caused by C. septicum.

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