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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 408-410

Enterobacter sakazakii in infants: Novel phenomenon in India

1 Department of Medical Microbiology, PGIMER, Chandigarh - 160 012, India
2 Department of Paediatrics, PGIMER, Chandigarh - 160 012, India

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Department of Medical Microbiology, PGIMER, Chandigarh - 160 012
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.37351

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E. sakazakii has been implicated in necrotizing enterocolitis, bloodstream and central nervous system infections, with mortality rates of 40-80%. Two cases of E. sakazakii infections; one preterm very low birth weight neonate with meningitis and a two month infant with bacteraemia, are described for the first time in India. The first baby succumbed to the infection while the other responded to appropriate therapy. Powdered infant milk formulae have been implicated in causing neonatal infections and the first baby was on formula feed with classic signs of sepsis and meningitis. The second infant was on breast feed and probably developed nosocomial E. sakazakii bacteraemia.


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