1Head of Pediatrics and Neonatology Service, Clinica Corachan, Barcelona, Spain
2Physician Assistant Pediatrics Service, Clinica Corachan, Barcelona, Spain
Enterovirus is a RNA virus that belongs to the Picornaviridae family and can be classified into 4 different species. neonatal enterovirus infection is common but is usually asymptomatic. There are case reports from literature of enterovirus infection which describe a large variety of symptoms which seems to affect more severely neonates than older children. The present case report described a two day old newborn who started with weight loss greater than 10% regarding birth weight, jaundice and lethargy. Progressive neurological worsening which includes seizures and persistent apnea episodes requiring mechanical respiratory support. Additional tests suggesting neonatal sepsis. Neurological approach with positive RNA for Enterovirus in cerebrospinal fluid.
Keywords: Enterovirus; Early Onset Sepsis; Neonatal Enterovirus; Neonatal Sepsis
Claudia Vázquez Ramirez., et al. Early Onset Neonatal Sepsis due to Enterovirus in Cerebrospinal Fluid: A Case Report. EC Paediatrics 12.4 (2023): 10-13.
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