What causes neonatal meningitis-related sepsis?

Updated: Jun 13, 2019
  • Author: Nathan S Gollehon, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Muhammad Aslam, MD  more...
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Answer

The principal pathogens in neonatal meningitis are GBS (36% of cases), E coli (31%), and Listeria species (5%-10%). Other organisms that may cause meningitis include the following:

  • S pneumoniae

  • S aureus

  • S epidermidis

  • H influenzae

  • Pseudomonas species

  • Klebsiella species

  • Serratia species

  • Enterobacter species

  • Proteus species


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