Fatal adenovirus pneumonia in two newborn infants, one case caused by adenovirus type 30

Chen Chih J. Sun, Shahnaz Duara

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Abstract

Adenovirus rarely causes pneumonia in the newborn infant. We added 2 cases of fatal adenovirus neonatal pneumonia to the 3 cases previously reported. One of our cases was caused by adenovirus type 30, which is not previously known to be a pathogen. While the pneumonia could have been acquired in the nursery, the presence of chonoamnionilis and mixed infection with group B beta-hemolytic streptococcus suggests that an ascending infection from the birth canal might be another mode of transmission for neonatal adenovirus pneumonia..

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-255
Number of pages9
JournalFetal and Pediatric Pathology
Volume4
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adenovirus pneumonia
  • Adenovirus type 30
  • Newborn infant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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