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Streptococcus pneumoniae - an uncommon cause of neonatal sepsis: two case reports

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GCS Gunasekera ,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, LK
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Department of Microbiology & Immunolog
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GPS Gunaratna,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, LK
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Department of Parasitology
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R Sathanantharajah,

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, LK
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NS Chandrasiri

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, LK
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Abstract

Streptococcus pneumoniae is a rare but recognized aetiological agent for neonatal sepsis. In the context of scarce local data, we report two cases of early-onset neonatal sepsis (EONS) due to pneumococci that probably occurred following ascending transmission during the perinatal period.

How to Cite: Gunasekera, G., Gunaratna, G., Sathanantharajah, R. and Chandrasiri, N., 2022. Streptococcus pneumoniae - an uncommon cause of neonatal sepsis: two case reports. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases, 12(1), pp.E5 1–6. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v12i1.8420
Published on 25 Feb 2022.
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