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Neonatal meningitis due to Moraxella catarrhalis and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8893948     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Moraxella catarrhalis has been reported with increasing frequency to be the aetiological agent of serious systemic infection in both children and adults. The first case of neonatal meningitis due to this organism is described herein. The fatal outcome and causes of failure of response to antimicrobial therapy are also discussed. A brief review of the literature describing the disease entities with which M. catarrhalis has been associated is presented.
A Daoud; F Abuekteish; H Masaadeh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of tropical paediatrics     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0272-4936     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Trop Paediatr     Publication Date:  1996 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-22     Completed Date:  1997-01-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8210625     Medline TA:  Ann Trop Paediatr     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-201     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.
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MeSH Terms
Ampicillin / therapeutic use
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Cefotaxime / therapeutic use
Cephalosporins / therapeutic use
Drug Therapy, Combination / therapeutic use
Fatal Outcome
Gentamicins / therapeutic use
Infant, Newborn
Meningitis, Bacterial / drug therapy,  microbiology*
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis*
Neisseriaceae Infections* / drug therapy
Penicillins / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Cephalosporins; 0/Gentamicins; 0/Penicillins; 63527-52-6/Cefotaxime; 69-53-4/Ampicillin

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