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Distinctive distribution of pathogens associated with peritonitis in neonates with focal intestinal perforation compared with necrotizing enterocolitis.

Authors
  • Coates, Eric W
  • Karlowicz, M Gary
  • Croitoru, Daniel P
  • Buescher, E Stephen
Type
Published Article
Journal
PEDIATRICS
Publisher
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2005
Volume
116
Issue
2
Identifiers
PMID: 15995004
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Candida species and coagulase-negative staphylococci were the predominant pathogens in FIP peritonitis in contrast to Enterobacteriaceae in NEC peritonitis. A peritoneal fluid culture should be obtained in all neonates with intestinal perforation, regardless of cause, because it may help to direct the choice of the most effective antimicrobial.

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