Ureaplasma: pathogen or passenger in neonatal meningitis?


Clifford, V., Tebruegge, M., Everest, N. and Curtis, N. (2010) Ureaplasma: pathogen or passenger in neonatal meningitis? The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 29, (1), 60-64. (doi:10.1097/INF.0b013e3181b21016). (PMID:19910840).

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Description/Abstract

The significance of Ureaplasma species as pathogens in neonatal meningitis remains contentious. Using an illustrative case of a premature infant with Ureaplasma parvum meningitis, confirmed by cerebrospinal fluid cultures and both specific and 16s rDNA polymerase chain reaction, we discuss the epidemiology of Ureaplasma species, the difficulties involved in diagnosis and establishing pathogenicity, and the challenges in defining appropriate treatment.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0891-3668 (print)
1532-0987 (electronic)
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
ePrint ID: 337635
Date Deposited: 01 May 2012 15:54
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:21
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/337635

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