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Citrobacter Freundii Meningitis in A Newborn.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1989;32(12):1732-1735.
Published online December 31, 1989.
Citrobacter Freundii Meningitis in A Newborn.
Sang Yun Ahn, Yong Joo Kim, Seung Hee Oh, Soo Jee Moon
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
Citrobacter Freundii 에 의한 신생아 뇌막염 1례
안상윤, 김용주, 오성희, 문수지
한양대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Received: 27 June 1989   • Accepted: 26 September 1989
Citrobacter freundii have been reported infrequently as a cause of meningitis. And, among bacteria that cause meningitis, Citrobacter is unique in its propensity to produced brain abscess. But the pathogenesis of Citrobacter meningitis and brain abscess in humans is unknown. The high prevalance of brain abscess in infants with Citrobacter meningitis mandates cranial computed tomography in every case. The morbidity and mortality rates associated with Citrobacter meningitis are high, and at least three quarters of surviving infants are delayed in development. Long-term neurodevelopment follow- up is indicated for all infants with Citrobacter meningitis. We experienced a case of C. freundii meningitis in a 22 days old female neonate. A brief review of related literature was made.
Key Words: Citrobacter freundii meningitis

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