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A Case of Newborn Sepsis Caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1995;38(12):1690-1693.
Published online December 15, 1995.
A Case of Newborn Sepsis Caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae
Eun Ha Choi, Seong Hee Jang, Eun Sil Dong, Young Min Ann
Department of Pediatrics, Kang Nam General Hospital Public Corporation, Seoul, Korea
신생아에서의 폐구균 돼혈중 1례
최윤하, 장성회, 동은실, 안영민
지방공사 강남병원 소아과
Systemic infection due to Streptococcus pneumoniae is a serious, albeit rare disease in the neonatal period. There is no case of pneumococcal sepsis reported in Korea. The results of epidemiologic studies suggest that the majority of infants with pneumococcal septicemia acquire the microorganisms either by the ascending route or during passage throught the birth canal. The mortality is high in spite of intensive ventilatory support and appropriate antibiotic therapy. We experience a case of newborn sepsis in a 1 day old premature baby caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. He died aged 36 hours. We report this case with brief review of literatures.
Key Words: Newborn sepsis, Streptococcus pneumoniae

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