Research Journal of Clinical Pediatrics

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Meningitis Complicating Infected Cephalohematoma Caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae- Case Report and Review of the Literature

Infected cephalohematoma associated with meningitis is rare in neonatal period. Herein we reported a case and the causative microorganism is Klebsiella pneumoniae. With intravenous ceftriaxone therapy and surgical drainage of the infected cephalohematoma, he was successfully treated and no sequel was reported. Early diagnosis of the association of meningitis is important and leads to a good prognosis. The reported cases of infected cephalohematoma with concurrent meningitis in literature are also reviewed.

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