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Early-Onset Neonatal Pneumococcal Sepsis: A Fatal Case Report and Brief Literature Review

Jrovsky, Daniel MD; Cese Marchetti, Ivan MD; Alves da Silva Mori, Mariana MD; Magalhães de Souza, Ricardo; Jacqueline Almeida, Flávia MD, PhD; Palazzi Sáfadi, Marco Aurélio MD, PhD; Berezin, Eitan Naaman MD, PhD
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: Post Acceptance: November 08, 2017
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001818
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Sepsis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae is rare in neonates, although associated with high morbidity and mortality. We report a fatal case of invasive pneumococcal disease (NIPD) in a term neonate whose mother was healthy and did not receive any pneumococcal vaccine. Investigation of the infection source yielded negative results. Acquisition of infection through the birth canal was considered unlikely.

DISCLOSURES: The authors have no conflicts of interest or funding to disclose.

Corresponding author: Daniel Jarovsky, Alameda Jau 585/121, Jardim Paulista, São Paulo – SP – 01420001 – Brazil. Mobile: +5511-992779288, FAX: +5511-5575-8936, E-mail:

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