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Neonatal scalp abscess: is it a benign disease?
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PMID:  19846268     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Background: Neonatal scalp abscesses are a rare but potentially very serious condition. Objectives: This report serves to demonstrate meningitis as a potential complication of neonatal scalp abscess. In addition, we review the current literature on the subject and comment on the most appropriate evaluation and treatment. Case Report: We describe six cases of neonatal scalp abscesses with one complication of enterococcal meningitis. Conclusion: The emergency practitioner should recognize that a neonate with a scalp abscess needs to be evaluated for potential serious complications and treated empirically to cover for organisms of vaginal origin.
Authors:
Evan J Weiner; Mark S McIntosh; Madeline Matar Joseph; Nizar Maraqa; Peter G Davis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-10-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e97-e101     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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