Enterobacter sakazakii brain abscess in the neonate: the importance of neuroradiologic imaging
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- Burdette, J. & Santos, C. Pediatric Radiology (2000) 30: 33. doi:10.1007/s002470050009
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Background. Enterobacter sakazakii is a rare but important cause of life-threatening neonatal sepsis and meningitis complicated by the development of brain abscess.¶Objective. Given the neurotropic qualities of this organism, early diagnosis and treatment are crucial as a poor prognosis follows brain abscess formation.¶Materials and methods. Cross-sectional imaging (CT and MRI) play an important role in the diagnostic work-up.¶Conclusion. A biopsy-proven case of E. sakazakii brain abscess, which was diagnosed on MR images, is presented, and the importance of prompt radiologic imaging of the central nervous system in the work-up of patients with this life-threatening disease is discussed.