Clostridium Septicum Brain Abscesses in a Premature NeonateSadarangani, 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¶The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: May 2014 - Volume 33 - Issue 5 - p 538–540 doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000203 Brief Reports Abstract Author Information 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. Address for correspondence: Sapna Sadarangani, MBBS, Division of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic, 200 1st Street Southwest, Rochester, MN 55905. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com. © 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.