Journal article

Cerebral white matter injury in the newborn following Escherichia coli meningitis

DK Shah, AJ Daley, RW Hunt, JJ Volpe, TE Inder

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2005

Abstract

MR findings from six newborns with Escherichia coli (E. coli) meningitis are reported. Five of the six infants were infected with the K1 strain. All the infants displayed significant white matter injury on MR imaging. E. coli remains a serious cause of meningitis and MR imaging in this case series provides additional important information highlighting the vulnerability of the cerebral white matter in this condition in the newborn infant.