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Successfully treated infective endocarditis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in extremely low birth weight infant / 소아과
Korean Journal of Pediatrics ; : 96-99, 2016.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-36492
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Survival rates of preterm infants have improved in the past few decades, and central venous catheters play an important role in the intensive medical treatment of these neonates. Unfortunately, these indwelling catheters increase the risk of intracardiac thrombosis, and they provide a nidus for microorganisms during the course of septicemia. Herein, we report a case of persistent bacteremia due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infant, along with vegetation observed on an echocardiogram, the findings which are compatible with a diagnosis of endocarditis. The endocarditis was successfully treated with antibiotic therapy, and the patient recovered without major complications. We suggest a surveillance echocardiogram for ELBW infants within a few days of birth, with regular follow-up studies when clinical signs of sepsis are observed.
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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Thrombosis / Infant, Low Birth Weight / Infant, Premature / Catheterization, Central Venous / Catheters, Indwelling / Survival Rate / Follow-Up Studies / Methicillin Resistance / Bacteremia / Sepsis Type of study: Diagnostic study / Observational study / Prognostic study / Risk factors Limits: Humans / Infant / Infant, Newborn Language: English Journal: Korean Journal of Pediatrics Year: 2016 Type: Article

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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Thrombosis / Infant, Low Birth Weight / Infant, Premature / Catheterization, Central Venous / Catheters, Indwelling / Survival Rate / Follow-Up Studies / Methicillin Resistance / Bacteremia / Sepsis Type of study: Diagnostic study / Observational study / Prognostic study / Risk factors Limits: Humans / Infant / Infant, Newborn Language: English Journal: Korean Journal of Pediatrics Year: 2016 Type: Article