Korean J Perinatol.  2007 Jun;18(2):182-185.

A Case of Neonatal Sepsis with Meningitis due to Gardnerella vaginalis

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea. mychang@cnuh.co.kr

Abstract

Gardnerella vaginalis is a normal component of the vaginal flora and is one of the organisms associated with bacterial vaginosis. It is rarely involved in neonatal infection. Although it is possible that G. vaginalis plays an etiologic role in bacteremia, facial cellulitis and abscess, conjunctivitis, infected cephalhematoma, scalp abscess, respiratory disease and meningitis in newborns, G. vaginalis is an uncommon pathogen of neonatal sepsis and meningitis. We report a 3,830 g term neonate with sepsis and meningitis due to G. vaginalis and review the characteristics of neonatal G. vaginalis infection reported in the literatures.

Keyword

G. vaginalis; Neonatal sepsis; Neonatal meningitis

MeSH Terms

Abscess
Bacteremia
Cellulitis
Conjunctivitis
Gardnerella vaginalis*
Gardnerella*
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Meningitis*
Scalp
Sepsis*
Vaginosis, Bacterial
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