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Neonatal Citrobacter meningitis: pathogenesis of cerebral abscess formation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6524874     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 2 premature infants with brief survival, the major pathological feature of Citrobacter meningitis consisted of vasculitis and infarction with necrosis and liquefaction of large portions of the white matter of the hemispheres. Areas of decreased density demonstrated on computed tomographic head scan represented infarction with necrosis, liquefaction, and cavitation and not a classic abscess. This finding has clinical significance, because surgical drainage of liquefied infarcts is rarely indicated and could further damage the relatively preserved cortex.
S D Foreman; E E Smith; N J Ryan; G R Hogan
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of neurology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0364-5134     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Neurol.     Publication Date:  1984 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-15     Completed Date:  1985-03-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7707449     Medline TA:  Ann Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  655-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Abscess / etiology*,  pathology
Cerebral Cortex* / pathology
Cerebral Infarction / etiology
Enterobacteriaceae Infections / complications*,  pathology
Infant, Newborn
Meningitis / complications*

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