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May 1979

Group D Streptococcal Septicemia in the Neonate

Author Affiliations

From the Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine; and the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis.

Am J Dis Child. 1979;133(5):493-496. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1979.02130050037008

• The clinical course of 11 patients with neonatal group D streptococcal septicemia is reviewed. Two of the infants died and hydrocephalus developed in one. Group D Streptococcus, both enterococci and nonenterococci, should be considered pathogenic in the neonate until proved otherwise. The antibiotics of choice for treating such infections in the newborn are ampicillin sodium and either kanamycin sulfate or gentamicin sulfate.

(Am J Dis Child 133:493-496, 1979)

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