alexa Late-onset Leclercia adecarboxylata sepsis in a premature neonate.


Journal of Neuroinfectious Diseases

Author(s): Nelson MU, Maksimova Y, Schulz V, Bizzarro MJ, Gallagher PG

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Abstract The epidemiology, etiology and outcome of neonatal sepsis are changing over time. While monitoring longitudinal trends in neonatal sepsis in our institution, we encountered a case of late-onset neonatal sepsis due to Leclercia adecarboxylata. A Gram-negative rod previously not encountered in the clinical setting, L. adecarboxylata has recently emerged as a human pathogen, primarily in immunosuppressed patients. This report describes the clinical and laboratory features of this case of late-onset L. adecarboxylata sepsis, and reviews significant features of infection associated with this emerging pathogen. This article was published in J Perinatol and referenced in Journal of Neuroinfectious Diseases

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