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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 14. No. 1, 2009

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2009;14:51-54

Case Report

A Preter m Neonate with Mycobacterium Fortuitum Infection

YM Fu, MWF Lau, LCK Leung, JCS Ho


Late-onset neonatal sepsis causes significant morbidity and mortality. Coagulase negative Staphylococci and Gram-negative bacilli contributed most of the cases of late-onset neonatal sepsis. Mycobacterium fortuitum, which is a rapidly growing mycobacterium, has not been reported to cause late-onset neonatal sepsis. It is the first reported case of a preterm neonate with disseminated mycobacterium fortuitum infection. Long duration and combination antibiotics are required for treatment.

Keyword : Late-onset neonatal sepsis; Mycobacterium fortuitum; Neonate; Rapidly growing mycobacteria

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