Clostridium septicum brain abscesses in a premature neonate

Sapna P. Sadarangani, Rachel Batdorf, Lillian C. Buchhalter, Anna Mrelashvili, Ritu Banerjee, Nancy K. Henry, W. Charles Huskins, Thomas G. Boyce

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Brain abscesses in neonates are typically caused by Gram-negative organisms. There are no previously described cases caused by Clostridium septicum. We present a case of a premature male infant who developed recurrent episodes of suspected necrotizing enterocolitis followed by brain abscesses, cerebritis and ventriculitis caused by C. septicum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)538-540
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2014


  • Clostridium septicum
  • brain abscess
  • necrotizing enterocolitis
  • neonate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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