Late-onset sepsis in a preterm twin may harbinger life-threatening sepsis for the asymptomatic co-twin

Pai, Jayaram R., Tremlett, Catherine H. and Clarke, Paul (2010) Late-onset sepsis in a preterm twin may harbinger life-threatening sepsis for the asymptomatic co-twin. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 29 (4). pp. 381-382. ISSN 0891-3668

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Abstract

We report extremely preterm twins who developed late-onset Escherichia coli sepsis in the second postnatal week within a short time of each other. The asymptomatic twin was not treated initially, and within 2 days developed life-threatening septicemia and meningitis, followed by other serious morbidity. Occurrence of late-onset sepsis in a twin should prompt concurrent investigation and consideration of presumptive treatment of the apparently asymptomatic co-twin.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: coliform,escherichia coli,infection,prophylaxis,twins,pediatrics, perinatology, and child health,microbiology (medical),infectious diseases ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2735
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2020 23:59
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2020 01:45
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/77339
DOI: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181c42545

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