Amplitude-integrated electroencephalography and MRI findings in a case of severe neonatal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus meningitis
- 1Department of Neonatology, Children's University Hospital Vienna, Vienna, Austria
- 2Department of Neonatology, The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- 3Department of Microbiology, The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Correspondence to Monika Olischar,
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can cause serious infection among hospitalised patients. The emergence of community acquired strains of MRSA (CA-MRSA) increases the potential exposure of newborns. The high incidence of reported meningitis in neonates in large CA-MRSA outbreaks suggests increased virulence in the neonatal population. The authors describe a case of severe meningitis due to MRSA in a previously healthy neonate and include findings from amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG) and MRI.
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