Clinical and laboratory awareness for an under recognized pathogen in newborn meningitis: mycoplasma hominis: a case report

Sinem Gülcan Kersin, Turgut Bozan, Hülya Özdemir, Hülya Selva Bilgen, Güner Söyletir, Aslı Memişoğlu, Eren Özek
2020 Turkish Journal of Pediatrics  
Mycoplasma hominis is a well-known bacterium colonizing the genito-urinary tract. It may cause pneumonia, bacteremia, abscesses, chronic lung disease, and rarely meningitis during the newborn period. A preterm infant with a birth weight of 885 grams was born at 27 weeks of gestation and had respiratory distress syndrome needing mechanical ventilation. Spontaneous intestinal perforation and grade four intraventricular hemorrhage was diagnosed on day three. M. hominis was accepted as the
more » ... ted as the causative agent of meningitis in this case report.
doi:10.24953/turkjped.2020.02.015 pmid:32419421 fatcat:g3ip3xmudjhohduce7xp7qstya