European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 150, Issue 11, pp 782–783

Fatal ureaplasmal pneumonia and sepsis in a newborn infant

Authors

  • F. Brus
    • Departments of Paediatrics, Division of NeonatologyUniversity Hospital Groningen
  • W. M. van Waarde
    • Departments of Paediatrics, Division of NeonatologyUniversity Hospital Groningen
  • C. Schoots
    • Department of PathologyUniversity Hospital Groningen
  • S. Bambang Oetomo
    • Departments of Paediatrics, Division of NeonatologyUniversity Hospital Groningen
Infectious Diseases

DOI: 10.1007/BF02026711

Cite this article as:
Brus, F., van Waarde, W.M., Schoots, C. et al. Eur J Pediatr (1991) 150: 782. doi:10.1007/BF02026711

Abstract

Ureaplasma urealyticum was isolated in pure culture from blood tracheal aspirate and lung tissue in a newborn infant, who died of a severe pneumonia within 48h after birth. The clinical course was characterized by persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). Post-mortem examination revealed extensive hyaline membrane formation combined with signs of inflammation in both lungs. The clinical and histopathological picture resembled that of early onset group B haemolytic streptococcal pneumonia/sepsis.

Key words

Ureaplasma urealyticumNeonatal pneumonia/sepsisPersistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborrHyaline membranes

Abbreviations

GBS

group BStreptococci

PPHN

persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn

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