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.
From the *Division of Infectious Diseases; †Department of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic; ‡Mayo Medical School; §Division of Child and Adolescent Neurology; and ¶Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
Accepted for publication October 31, 2013.
The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.
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