CAMPYLOBACTER FETUS SUBSPECIES FETUS SEPSIS IN A NEONATE: CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
Rebecca Schein1, Melanie Osby2,4, James Homans1,3
1. Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Pediatrics, 2. Department of Clinical Pathology, Los Angeles County plus University of Southern California Medical Center, 3. Department of Pediatrics, 4. Department of Pathology, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, USA.
Abstract

Campylobacter fetus subspecies fetus is an uncommon cause of neonatal sepsis. Perinatal infection is severe, often resulting in spontaneous abortion, prematurity, septic shock, pneumonia, meningitis and postnatal death. Diagnosis is difficult as signs and symptoms of infection are not specific. We present a case of C. fetus subsp fetus bacteremia in a premature newborn of a substance-abusing mother with chorioamnionitis. Specific identification and antimicrobial susceptibilities resulted in successful treatment of the patient.
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