The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2014 , Vol 56 , Num 5
A Preterm Infant with Intractable Metabolic Acidosis: A Devastating Presentation of Chryseobacterium meningosepticum Meningitis
2Division of Neonatology, 1Department of Pediatrics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
Received: 31 January 2014, Accepted: 25 March 2014
Sepsis-related mortality and morbidity are the leading issues that neonatal intensive care units struggle with worldwide. We report a preterm infant with septic shock and intractable metabolic acidosis whose postmortem microbiologic examination revealed Chryseobacterium meningosepticum meningitis. We would like to alert clinicians about this uncommon sepsis agent, and to call into question the treatment modalities for metabolic acidosis. Keywords : Chryseobacterium meningosepticum, meningitis, metabolic acidosis, preterm.
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