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Ochrobactrum anthropi Fulminant Early-onset Neonatal Sepsis: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Khasawneh, Wasim MD; Yusef, Dawood MD

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: December 2017 - Volume 36 - Issue 12 - p 1167–1168
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001660
Maternal-Neonatal Reports

Ochrobactrum anthropi is Gram-negative bacteria that cause infection in humans, particularly immunocompromised patients and those with indwelling central venous catheters. O. anthropi is unlikely to cause fulminant sepsis in infected patients. A few cases of late-onset neonatal sepsis have been reported in preterm infants with congenital anomalies. We hereby present the first published case of fulminant early-onset neonatal sepsis in a premature newborn.

From the Department of pediatrics, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.

Accepted for publication April 24, 2017.

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

Address for correspondence: Wasim Khasawneh, MD, Department of pediatrics, Jordan University of Science and Technology, PO Box 3030, Irbid, Jordan 22110 E-mail: wakhasawneh@just.edu.jo.

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