Necrotising enterocolitis in a preterm infant with late-onset group B streptococcus sepsis and meningitis
Here we report the case of a preterm infant born at 29+5 weeks’ gestation who presented at two weeks of age with symptoms of necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) and features of late-onset sepsis. NEC was diagnosed radiologically and group B streptococcus (GBS) was isolated in blood and cerebrospinal fluid cultures. The baby was treated medically for NEC, sepsis and meningitis and later suffered significant complications of meningitis with hydrocephalus. This case report describes the link between late-onset GBS sepsis and NEC.
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Joanna M Preece
Consultant Neonatologist, Department of Neonatology, University Hospitals of Leicester
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