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Fulminant citrobacter meningitis with multiple periventricular abscesses in a three-month-old infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14636485     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Citrobacter, a Gram-negative enteric bacillus, is a rare cause of septicemia and meningitis, seldom reported beyond the neonatal period. It is characterized by a fulminant clinical course and a high incidence of complications, including brain abscesses. We studied a three-month-old infant with Citrobacter meningitis, who developed acute communicating hydrocephalus and multiple periventricular brain abscesses while on treatment. The patient died, despite intensive antibiotic treatment directed towards the causative organism, C. diversus.
P Anoop; M A Anjay; Johny Vincent; B Girija
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2004-03-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1413-8670     ISO Abbreviation:  Braz J Infect Dis     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-25     Completed Date:  2004-04-22     Revised Date:  2007-04-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9812937     Medline TA:  Braz J Infect Dis     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  429-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Maternal and Child Health, Medical College, Calicut, Kerala, India.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Abscess / drug therapy,  microbiology*
Citrobacter / isolation & purification*
Enterobacteriaceae Infections / drug therapy,  microbiology*
Fatal Outcome
Meningitis, Bacterial / drug therapy,  microbiology*

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