Perinatology.  2017 Mar;28(1):20-24. 10.14734/PN.2017.28.1.20.

A Case of Incidentally Discovered Multiple Disseminated Fungal Brain Abscess in Asymptomatic Very Low Birth Weight Infant

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea. dayeong1@hanmail.net

Abstract

Neonatal brain abscess is a very rare disease. Despite improvement of survival rate of premature infants due to the development of neonatal intensive therapy, it is still one of the important causes of death or sequelae of neonate. Fungal infection is unusual cause of neonatal brain abscess and the neonatal fungal brain abscess is a secondary result of hematogenous seeding that is rarely discovered primarily. We present a case of incidentally discovered multiple disseminated fungal brain abscess in asymptomatic very low birth weight infant.

Keyword

Fungi; Brain abscess; Very-low-birth-weight infant

MeSH Terms

Brain Abscess*
Brain*
Cause of Death
Fungi
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight*
Rare Diseases
Survival Rate
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