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CASE REPORT
A neonate born with Mycobacterium cosmeticum bacteraemia
  1. Wei Li Adeline Koay1,
  2. Lemuel Aigbivbalu2,
  3. Janak Patel2
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  2. 2Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Wei Li Adeline Koay, wkoay1{at}jhmi.edu

Summary

Mycobacterium cosmeticum is a rapidly growing mycobacterium that was recently identified. However, its role in human infection has not been well described. We present a case of an extremely premature neonate born with bacteraemia due to M. cosmeticum that resolved without sequelae. The infection likely occurred during a prolonged intrauterine transfusion procedure.

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