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Rare disease
Amplitude-integrated electroencephalography and MRI findings in a case of severe neonatal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus meningitis
  1. Monika Olischar1,
  2. Rod W Hunt2,
  3. Andrew J Daley3,
  4. Vanessa Clifford3,
  5. David G Tingay2
  1. 1Department of Neonatology, Children's University Hospital Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  2. 2Department of Neonatology, The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3Department of Microbiology, The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Monika Olischar, monika.olischar{at}


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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