Enterobacter sakazakii: A case of coincidental infantile sepsis

Natasha Savage, Rebecca Walker, John Steele

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Abstract

Enterobacter sakazaki is a yellow-pigmented, motile, peritrichous, gram-negative bacilius that has been associated with sepsis, necrotizing' enterocolitis (NEC), meningitis, and brain abscesses in infants. Infants at greatest risk are those who are less than 28 days old (neonates), preterm, low-birth-weight, and immunocompromised. Here. we present a case of a 23-week gestational age neonate showing pneumatosis consistent with NEC on X-ray, whose blood cultures grew 2 morphotypes of E sakazakii. The patient eventually stabilized with resolution of the pneumatosis without surgical intervention for NEC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)658-660
Number of pages3
JournalLaboratory Medicine
Volume39
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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