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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 64-66

Neonatal sepsis and coagulopathy secondary to congenital transmission of Proteus mirabilis


1 Department of Pediatrics, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
2 Department of Pathology, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA

Correspondence Address:
Christopher M Daly
Department of Pediatrics, 3551 Roger Brooke Dr., Ft. Sam Houston, TX 78234
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4847.165703

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Proteus mirabilis infection is rare in neonates. In this population, the majority of described infections involve the central nervous system (CNS). We describe an unusual case of congenitally acquired P. mirabilis infection in a neonate presenting as sepsis, pancytopenia, and coagulopathy. Providers should consider this organism as a cause of severe illness in the newborn period, even in the absence of CNS involvement.


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