TABLE 4

Neuroimaging Findings in 113 Neonates With Central Nervous System Infection

Ultrasound, n (%)CT Scan, n (%)MRI, n (%)Any Modality, n (%)
No. of patients studied77 (68)20 (18)63 (56)93 (82)
Normal study26/77 (34)3/20 (15)8/63 (12)22/93 (24)
Abnormal
 Infarction4 (5)7 (35)18 (28)22 (24)
 Abscess4 (5)2 (10)9 (14)10 (11)
 Calcification01 (5)01 (1.1)
 Hydrocephalus19 (25)6 (30)16 (25)24 (26)
 Suspected ventriculitisa7 (9)1 (5)6 (10)12 (13)
  • CT, computed tomography.

  • a The pathogens associated with suspected ventriculitis included E coli (n = 5), S agalactiae (n = 2), K pneumoniae (n = 1), P stutzeri (n = 1), S gallolyticus (n = 1), and coagulase negative staphylococci (n = 1).