Subgaleal abscess and E. coli septicemia following scalp electrode in a preterm newborn: A case report

Charles O. Onyeama, Hari Srinivasan, Michael Lotke, Dennis L. Vickers

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Abstract

Escherichia coli as a causative agent for neonatal sepsis is well established. However, there is paucity of reports in the medical literature of E. coli sepsis following scalp electrode placement. We report a preterm infant who developed scalp abscess and E. coli sepsis following a scalp electrode. We recommend a careful examination of babies with a history of fetal electrode monitoring as this could be a nidus for local and generalised infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1201-1203
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Volume22
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2009

Keywords

  • Fetal electrode, scalp abscess
  • Neonatal Escherichia coli sepsis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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