Department No. 2 of Pediatrics, Shandong Rizhao City Hospital of traditional Chinese Medicine, Rizhao City, 276826, China
Purpose: This study aims to improve early diagnosis of neonatal purulent meningitis (neonatal brain).
Results: Among the 125 patients, 1 case is diagnosed with meningitis, and the Streptococcus agalactiae is cultured from its cer- ebrospinal fluid (CSF), which is confirmed to be Gram-positive bacterium by double fluorescent quantitative PCR.
Conclusions: If the full-term infant has fever, the blood CRP is obviously increased. Premature infants that have a history of intrauterine infection and show poor response, shortness of breath, and abnormal muscle tension, shall be wary of the possibility of meningitis.
Purulent meningitis, Early diagnosis, Clinical characteristics