Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 65, Issue 2, pp 166–167 | Cite as

Hypotensive brain stem necrosis in a stillborn

  • S. R. Taylor
  • U. Roessmann
Short Original Communications


Hypotensive brain stem necrosis is reported in a stillborn. Additional postmortem findings included evidence of intrauterine distress, shock, and a pure blood culture of group B β-hemolytic streptococci. These findings suggest group B β-hemolytic streptococcal sepsis in utero, with a subsequent episode of transitory circulatory failure prior to intrauterine demise.

Key words

Hypotensive brain stem necrosis Cardiac arrest encephalopathy Intrauterine, group B β-hemolytic streptococci Still birth 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. R. Taylor
    • 1
  • U. Roessmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of PathologyUniversity Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Division of Neuropathology, Institute of PathologyUniversity Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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