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dc.contributor.authorPoi, Ben
dc.contributor.authorVenkata, N K Pasupuletyen
dc.contributor.authorAuckland, Cressidaen
dc.contributor.authorPaul, S Pen
dc.identifier.citationNeonatal meningitis and maternal sepsis caused by Streptococcus oralis. 2018 J Neonatal Perinatal Meden
dc.description.abstractA newborn male infant was admitted to the neonatal unit with suspected early onset neonatal sepsis for monitoring and intravenous antibiotics. Despite his initial normal clinical and laboratory parameters, cerebrospinal fluid cultures done on day 4 of life confirmed Streptococcus oralis meningitis. His mother became unwell shortly after labour, and grew Streptococcus oralis in her blood cultures. Both were successfully treated with antibiotics and made a full recovery. Streptococcus oralis has been associated with meningitis in patients receiving spinal anaesthesia or following dental work, but is an uncommon cause of neonatal meningitis and maternal sepsis. We describe the first case in the literature where a mother-baby pair developed invasive non-pyogenic streptococcal disease with the same organism. There is a need for robust guidelines on antibiotic therapy in these cases.en
dc.publisherIOS Pressen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of neonatal-perinatal medicineen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Microbiology. Immunologyen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Paediatricsen
dc.titleNeonatal meningitis and maternal sepsis caused by Streptococcus oralis.en
dc.typeCase Reporten
dc.identifier.journalJournal of neonatal-perinatal medicineen
dc.type.versionIn press (epub ahead of print)en

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