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Title: An unusual transmission of Neisseria meningitidis : neonatal conjunctivitis acquired at delivery from the mother's endocervical infection
Authors: Fiorito, Susana M. 
Galarza, Patricia G. 
Sparo, Mónica 
Pagano, Elba I. 
Oviedo, Claudia 
Keywords: Neisseria meningitidis;Conjuntivitis;Recién Nacido;Enfermedades del Cuello del Útero
Issue Date: 2001
Description: BACKGROUND Primary meningococcal conjunctivitis is assumed to be due to the direct inoculation of Neisseria meningitidis into the conjunctival sac from an exogenous source. According to a literature review, no case of neonatal conjunctivitis infection acquired at delivery from maternal endocervicitis has been published. GOAL To report a case of meningococcal neonatal conjunctivitis acquired at delivery because of the mother's endocervical infection and cross-transmission of the strain with her partner. STUDY DESIGN Strains were characterized by bacteriologic and serologic methods including grouping (agglutination), typing, and subtyping (enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay). Molecular analysis was done by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. RESULTS The three strains (newborn infant, mother, partner) were of the same antigenic formula (C:NT:P1.NT) and exhibited similar NheI and SpeI pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns. CONCLUSION The identical phenotypic and genomic analysis of strains is the evidence for N meningitidis transmission at delivery from a maternal endocervical infection to the newborn infant and cross transmission between sexual partners.
Fil: Fiorito, Susana M. ANLIS Dr.C.G.Malbrán. Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas. Centro Nacional de Referencia en Enfermedades de Transmisión Sexual (CNR-ETS); Argentina.
Fil: Galarza, Patricia G. ANLIS Dr.C.G.Malbrán. Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas. Centro Nacional de Referencia en Enfermedades de Transmisión Sexual (CNR-ETS); Argentina.
Fil: Sparo, Mónica. Hospital Ramon Santamarina; Argentina.
Fil: Pagano, Elba I. ANLIS Dr.C.G.Malbrán. Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas. Centro Nacional de Referencia en Enfermedades de Transmisión Sexual (CNR-ETS); Argentina.
Fil: Oviedo, Claudia. ANLIS Dr.C.G.Malbrán. Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas. Centro Nacional de Referencia en Enfermedades de Transmisión Sexual (CNR-ETS); Argentina.
URI: http://journals.lww.com/stdjournal/Fulltext/2001/01000/An_Unusual_Transmission_of_Neisseria_meningitidis_.7.aspx
http://sgc.anlis.gob.ar/handle/123456789/431
ISSN: 0148-5717
Rights: 2002-01-31
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