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Mycoplasma hominis scalp abscess in the newborn.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12506953     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Scalp abscess in the newborn is usually a complication of fetal scalp monitoring and is typically polymicrobial, reflecting maternal vaginal flora. We present a newborn with no apparent scalp trauma who developed scalp abscess that yielded pure growth of Mycoplasma hominis. The clue to diagnosis was the growth of pinpoint translucent colonies on blood agar that were Gram stain-negative. Abscess drainage and systemic clindamycin were curative.
Nahed Abdel-Haq; Basim Asmar; William Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Pediatric infectious disease journal     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0891-3668     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J.     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-30     Completed Date:  2003-01-30     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701858     Medline TA:  Pediatr Infect Dis J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1171-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy
Clindamycin / administration & dosage
Combined Modality Therapy
Drainage / methods
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn
Infusions, Intravenous
Mycoplasma Infections / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy
Mycoplasma hominis / isolation & purification*
Risk Assessment
Treatment Outcome
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