Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 87--89

Delayed onset of right congenital diaphragmatic hernia associated with Group B streptococcal sepsis in a neonate


Lalit Parida 
 Department of Pediatric Surgery, GMC Hospital, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

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Lalit Parida
Department of Pediatric Surgery, GMC Hospital, Gulf Medical University, Ajman
United Arab Emirates

A full-term male neonate was initially managed for respiratory distress which developed few hours after birth. His initial chest radiograph was normal, and blood culture revealed Group B streptococcal (GBS) sepsis. He subsequently developed progressive right chest opacification that did not improve with medical management. Imaging done few days later revealed right-sided diaphragmatic hernia. The 12-day-old neonate underwent primary repair of the diaphragmatic defect and had an uneventful recovery. This case report intends to highlight this unique association between early onset GBS sepsis and delayed onset of the right congenital diaphragmatic hernia.


How to cite this article:
Parida L. Delayed onset of right congenital diaphragmatic hernia associated with Group B streptococcal sepsis in a neonate.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2016;21:87-89


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Parida L. Delayed onset of right congenital diaphragmatic hernia associated with Group B streptococcal sepsis in a neonate. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Aug 22 ];21:87-89
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