Enterovirus Infection in Preterm Quadruplets with Clinical Presentation of Neonatal Late-Onset Sepsis: a Case Report

Z Geburtshilfe Neonatol. 2024 Apr 15. doi: 10.1055/a-2279-6803. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

This is the unusual case of concurrent late-onset sepsis caused by enteroviruses in preterm quadruplets in a neonatal ward. While viral infections are an important differential diagnosis of bacterial sepsis in the outpatient setting, the occurrence in a neonatal ward with strict prophylactic hygiene measures is unusual. In this case, transmission of enteroviruses via breast milk appears possible.