Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteraemia complicating rotavirus gastroenteritis in two infants with glucocorticoid deficiency

Jennifer A. Batch, Sarah K. McMahon, Louise S. Conwell, Danielle Longmore

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Abstract

Rotavirus gastroenteritis was complicated by Klebsiella Pneumoniae bacteraemia in two infants with glucocorticoid deficient conditions who were treated with 'stress dose' hydrocortisone during their illness. Delayed healing in the context of glucocorticoid administration combined with damage from rotavirus infection may result in increased risk of mucosal invasion by gastrointestinal bacteria and subsequent enteric gram-negative bacteraemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-295
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume23
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

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