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Necrotizing bowel lesions complicated by Pseudomonas septicaemia in previously healthy infants. Eur J Pediatr 1996 Mar;155(3):216-8

Date

03/01/1996

Pubmed ID

8929731

DOI

10.1007/BF01953941

Abstract

UNLABELLED: Two previously healthy infants with Pseudomonas septicaemia presented with necrotizing bowel lesions. Necrotizing bowel lesions should be suspected when infants presenting with a history of diarrhoea, develop abdominal distension and toxic signs. Pseudomonas aeruginosa should be regarded as one of the important aetiologies in such disorders, especially if there is associated neutropenia and ecthyma gangrenosum-like lesions. Antibiotics must be able to cover this pathogen to avert a catastrophic outcome.

CONCLUSION: The intestine should be considered a possible site of involvement in Pseudomonas sepsis and special attention should be paid to examination of the abdomen.

Author List

Tsai MJ, Teng CJ, Teng RJ, Lee PI, Chang MH

Author

Ru-Jeng Teng MD Associate Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous
Fatal Outcome
Female
Humans
Infant
Intestinal Perforation
Intestines
Pseudomonas Infections
Reoperation
Sepsis
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