Neonatal sepsis following maternal amnionitis by Edwardsiella tarda: A case report and a review of the literature

Saar Hashavya, Diana Averbuch, Itai Berger, Noa Ofek-Shlomai, Milena Pitashny, Carlos Hidalgo, Zivanit Ergaz

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Abstract

Edwardsiella tarda, a gram-negative bacterium, is a rare pathogen in the neonatal period. We present a term newborn that developed E. tarda septicemia following maternal amnionitis. The severe neurological outcome in this case, as well as in all other reported cases, highlights the need for meticulous neurological evaluation in neonates presenting with E. tarda septicemia even in the absence of bona fide meningitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-113
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Volume170
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Amnionitis
  • Edwardsiella tarda
  • Neonatal sepsis

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