, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 177–178 | Cite as

Brevibacterium species as a cause of osteomyelitis in a neonate

  • Birgid Neumeister
  • T. Mandel
  • Eva Gruner
  • Gaby E. Pfyffer
Case Report


A case of osteomyelitis of the sternum due toBrevibacterium sp. in a neonate following mastitis of the mammary gland 20 days previously is described. The disease was successfully treated with cefazolin and oxacillin. The results of microbiological examinations and their significance are discussed.


Public Health Internal Medicine Infectious Disease General Practice Mammary Gland 
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Osteomyelitis durch Brevibacterium Species bei einem Neugeborenen


Wir stellen einen Fall von Osteomyelitis des Sternums bei einem Neugeborenen vor. Die Erkrankung begann 20 Tage nach einer Mastitis und konnte durch eine Kombinationstherapie von Cefazolin und Oxacillin erfolgreich behandelt werden. Die Ergebnisse der mikrobiologischen Untersuchungen und deren Signifikanz werden diskutiert.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Birgid Neumeister
    • 1
  • T. Mandel
    • 2
  • Eva Gruner
    • 3
  • Gaby E. Pfyffer
    • 3
  1. 1.Abt. Bakteriologie des Instituts für Mikrobiologie der Universität UlmUlm
  2. 2.Abt. Pädiatrie II der Universitätskinderklinik und Poliklinik der Universität UlmUlmGermany
  3. 3.Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie der Universität ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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