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Neonatal meningitis and ventriculitis caused by Enterobacter cloacae after surgery for jejunal atresia
Journal of Japan Society of Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine
Enterobacter cloacae, a gram-negative bacillus, is a member of the normal gut microbiota; however, it is often highly virulent in neonates. Notably, neurological sequelae of meningitis may occur despite the administration of systemic antibiotics. We describe a female neonate weighing 2 , 309 g born at 33 weeks and 4 days of gestation who developed E. cloacae meningitis and ventriculitis after undergoing surgery for jejunal atresia. She developed severe cerebral necrosis despite treatment withdoi:10.34456/jjspnm.56.2_335 fatcat:wkt4hhj4mjg5biwm4etkdewbqe