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Mycoplasma hominis. A cause of neonatal meningitis.
  1. M Gewitz,
  2. R Dinwiddie,
  3. L Rees,
  4. O Volikas,
  5. T Yuille,
  6. B O'Connell,
  7. W C Marshall


    Two cases of Mycoplasma hominis meningitis in the newborn are described. These infants demonstrate the need to consider M. hominis as a cause of neonatal meningitis, especially if the Gram stain is negative, conventional cultures yield no growth, and there is a history of maternal infection. CSF cultures on appropriate medium can quickly confirm the diagnosis.

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