Skip to main content

Advertisement

Log in

Necrotizing bowel lesions complicated byPseudomonas septicaemia in previously healthy infants

  • Neonatology
  • Published:
European Journal of Pediatrics Aims and scope Submit manuscript

Abstract

Two previously healthy infants withPseudomonas septicaemia presented with necrotizing bowel lesions. Necrotizing bowel lesions should be suspected when infants presenting with a history of diarrhoea, develop abdominal distension and toxic signs.Pseudomonas aeruginosa should be regarded as one of the important aetiologies in such disorders, especially if there is associated neutropenia and ecthyma gangrenosum-like lesions. Antibiotics must be able to cover this pathogen to avert a catastrophic outcome.

Conclusion

The intestine should be considered a possible site of involvement inPseudomonas sepsis and special attention should be paid to examination of the abdomen.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this article

Price excludes VAT (USA)
Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout.

Instant access to the full article PDF.

Similar content being viewed by others

References

  1. Asay LD, Koch R (1960) Pseudomonas infections in infants and children. N Engl Med 262:1062–1066

    Google Scholar 

  2. Feigin RD (1992) Pseudomonas infection. In: Feigin RD, Cherry JD (eds) Textbook of pediatric infectious disease, vol. 2, 3rd edn., W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, pp 1229–1236

    Google Scholar 

  3. Ferald PB, Ricardo B, Fainstein V, Jadeja L (1983) Infections caused byPseudomonas aeruginosa. Rev Infect Dis 5:279–313

    PubMed  Google Scholar 

  4. Krasna IH, Kurgan A, Noy S (1979) Pseudomonas septicemia: necrotizing bowel lesions (NEC) and skin lesions in a 5-month-old child. J Pediatr Surg 14:481–482

    PubMed  Google Scholar 

  5. Martin-Ancel A, Borque C, Castillo FD (1993) Pseudomonas sepsis in children without previous medical problems. Pediatr Inf Dis J 12:258–260

    Google Scholar 

  6. Stiehm ER, Fudenberg HH (1966) Serum levels of immune globulins in health and disease: a survey. Pediatrics 37:715–727

    PubMed  Google Scholar 

  7. Struelens MJ, Bennish ML, Mondal G, Wojtyniak BJ (1991) Bacteremia during diarrhea: incidence, etiology, risk factors, and outcome. Am J Epidemiol 133:451–459

    PubMed  Google Scholar 

  8. Waldhausen JA, Herendeen T, King H (1963) Necrotizing colitis of the newborn: common cause of perforation of the colon. Surgery 54:365–372

    PubMed  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Tsai, M.J., Teng, C.J., Teng, R.J. et al. Necrotizing bowel lesions complicated byPseudomonas septicaemia in previously healthy infants. Eur J Pediatr 155, 216–218 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01953941

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Accepted:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01953941

Key words

Navigation