Fatal ureaplasmal pneumonia and sepsis in a newborn infant
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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 wordsUreaplasma urealyticum Neonatal pneumonia/sepsis Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborr Hyaline membranes
persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn
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