Multiple Brain Abscesses in a Neonate after Blood Stream Infection with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

The Journal of Pediatrics, 05/31/2012

Neonatal course of a preterm infant (29 weeks) was complicated by mechanical ventilation for the first 17 days of life and a blood stream infection with methicillin–resistant Staphylococcus aureus on day 13 of life. Sepsis work–up was performed on day 13 of life for repeated apnea and bradycardia. Lumbar puncture was performed approximately 48 hours after starting antibiotics; cerebrospinal fluid analysis was normal and culture remained negative.

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