Maternal-Neonatal ReportsFulminant Necrotizing Soft-tissue Infection in an Extremely Low Gestational Age InfantViel-Thériault, Isabelle MD, FRCPC*; Puthattayil, Zakariya B. MBBS, MD†; Ferretti, Emanuela MD, MSc, FRCPC†Author Information From the *Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, CHU de Québec- Université Laval, Quebec, Canada †Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Accepted for publication December 22, 2020 The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose. Address for correspondence: Emanuela Ferretti, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, and, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Newborn Care, The Ottawa Hospital—General Campus, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada. E-mail: [email protected]. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: May 2021 - Volume 40 - Issue 5 - p e189-e190 doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000003064 Buy Metrics Abstract We report a case of rapidly progressive necrotizing skin and soft-tissue infection caused by Bacillus cereus in an extremely low for gestational age infant. This case reminds clinicians to consider this opportunistic pathogen as the etiologic agent in fulminant necrotizing infections in vulnerable hosts, and to institute appropriate therapy in a timely fashion. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.