The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2020 , Vol 62 , Num 2
Clinical and laboratory awareness for an under recognized pathogen in newborn meningitis: Mycoplasma Hominis: a case report
Sinem Gülcan Kersin 1 ,Turgut Bozan 2 ,Hülya Özdemir 1 ,Hülya Selva Bilgen 1 ,Güner Söyletir 2 ,Aslı Memişoğlu 1 ,Eren Özek 1
1 Division of Neonatology, Departments of Pediatrics, Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Medical Microbiology, Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.24953/turkjped.2020.02.015 Background. Mycoplasma hominis is a well-known bacterium colonizing the genito-urinary tract. It may cause pneumonia, bacteremia, abscesses, chronic lung disease, and rarely meningitis during the newborn period.

Case. A preterm infant with a birth weight of 885 grams was born at 27 weeks of gestation and had respiratory distress syndrome needing mechanical ventilation. Spontaneous intestinal perforation and grade four intraventricular hemorrhage was diagnosed on day three.

Conclusion. M. hominis was accepted as the causative agent of meningitis in this case report. Keywords : Mycoplasma hominis, newborn, meningitis, neonate, preterm

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