Enterobacter cloacae causing pneumatocele in a neonate

Acta Paediatr. 1994 Sep;83(9):990-1. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.1994.tb13190.x.


Pneumatocele formation, a cyst-like rarefaction that develops within the lung parenchyma, is an unusual complication of pneumonia in the neonate. It has been reported to occur with Staphlococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections. We describe a case of a premature neonate with pneumonia and subsequent pneumatocele formation caused by Enterobacter cloacae.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cysts / microbiology*
  • Enterobacter cloacae*
  • Enterobacteriaceae Infections / complications*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Lung Diseases / microbiology
  • Male
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial / microbiology*