Cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis in febrile infants 1-90 days with urinary tract infection

Elizabeth H. Doby, Chris Stockmann, E. Kent Korgenski, Anne J. Blaschke, Carrie L. Byington

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Abstract

Sterile cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis occurs in febrile infants with urinary tract infection. Coinfection with enterovirus is a possible cause. We evaluated 57 infants with urinary tract infection and cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis. All had enterovirus testing by polymerase chain reaction. An explanation for pleocytosis was determined for 24 infants (42%). Enterovirus infection was detected in 4 and is an uncommon cause of cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis in infants with urinary tract infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1024-1026
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume32
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis
  • Febrile infant
  • Urinary tract infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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