Infección metastásica por Staphylococcus aureus en neonatos: A propósito de un caso

Translated title of the contribution: Metastatic infection by Staphylococcus aureus in neonates: About a case

Laura Taylor, Carlos S. Mamani-García, Alexandra Gutiérrez-Pingo, Jerry K. Benites-Meza, Diego Chambergo-Michilot, Norma del Carmen Gálvez-Díaz, Joshuan J. Barboza

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Metastatic infection as an infrequent complication of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in neonates is challenging due to the limited literature. To report the clinical case of a premature neonate who developed a metastatic infection as a complication of S. aureus bacteremia. We present the case of a premature neonate admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, diagnosed with bacterial sepsis, neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, and involvement by premature rupture of the membrane. A patch catheter was inserted, and he was successfully treated for E. coli bacteremia. He was re-admitted for late sepsis due to infection with multisensitive S. aureus in a patch catheter. An abscess appears on the front of the chest due to S. aureus, confirming metastatic infection. The abscess was drained with a favorable resolution of the clinical picture. In neonates submitted to invasive procedures, it is essential to monitor the clinical evolution and early identification of metastatic infection after Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and provide early treatment to avoid sequelae.

Translated title of the contributionMetastatic infection by Staphylococcus aureus in neonates: About a case
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)2038-2042
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Bionatura
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


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