European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 152, Issue 9, pp 745–746 | Cite as

Brain abscesses in neonates — report of three cases

  • M. Ries
  • K. -H. Deeg
  • U. Heininger
  • K. Stehr


We report three newborns with brain abscesses. Two infants suffered fromSerratia marcescens meningitis and one infant had enterococcal sepsis and meningitis. Brain abscesses were detected by cerebral sonography. Outcome in one infant withS. marcescens infection was poor. This patient developed multicystic encephalomalacia and severe developmental retardation. In the other patient withS. marcescens infection surgical drainage of the abscess was performed. The outcome was good both in this infant and in the patient with enterococcal brain abscess.

Key words

Brain abscess Cerebral sonography Neonates 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ries
    • 1
  • K. -H. Deeg
    • 2
  • U. Heininger
    • 1
  • K. Stehr
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinik mit Poliklinik für Kinder und Jugendliche der Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Kinderklinik BambergBambergGermany

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