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Journal of the Korean Society of Neonatology 2004;11(2):241-246.
Published online November 1, 2004.
Pneumatocele Caused by Enterobacter cloacae in the Preterm Neonates.
Myoung Hwa Sung, Jeoung Mi Choi, Shin Yun Byun, Jin A Jung, Young Ah Lee
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea. yalee@daunet.donga.ac.kr
미숙아에서 Enterobacter cloacae에 의하여 발생한 기종 2례
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Abstract
Enterobacter cloacae, a gram negative bacillus is an increasingly frequent cause of nosocomial pediatric infection. It can cause infection of postsurgical wounds, meningitis, and infection of the gastrointestinal, urinary, and respiratory tracts. Newborn infants often are colonized by Enterobacter species in the gastrointestina tract or respiratory tract soon after birth, and a acquisition of hospital strains in immunocompromised newborn infants is common. Neonatal pneumonia has been associated with many infectious agents. Pneumatocele, a cyst-like lesion that develops within the lung parenchyma, is an unusual complication of pneumonia in the neonate, especially in the preterm neonate. Pneumatocele has been reported to occur with Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections. We describe 2 cases of premature neonates with pneumonia and subsequent pneumatocele formation caused by Enterobacter cloacae.
Key Words: Eneterobacter cloacae, Preterm neonates, Pneumatocele
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