Acute neonatal scalp abscess and E coli bacteremia in the ED

Kevin H. Beier, William Heegaard, Robert A. Rusnak

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Abstract

An atypical presentation of newborn scalp abscess is described in a 9- day-old infant. The infant appeared nontoxic upon presentation on day 9 after birth with a scalp abscess and Escherichia coli bacteremia. The infant had been admitted from the emergency department to the newborn intensive care unit on day 4 after birth with the same diagnosis; however, she was discharged within hours without treatment. This case report demonstrates the subtle clinical features, presentation, microbiology, and appropriate emergency department management of neonatal scalp abscesses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-243
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

Keywords

  • Escherichia coli bacteremia
  • Neonatal scalp abscess

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