Gardnerella vaginalis-infected scalp hematoma associated with electronic fetal monitoring

B. Hannie Eggink, Carol Richardson, Judith L. Rowen

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Infections in the neonate caused by the vaginal commensal Gardnerella vaginalis are rare and mostly consist of bacteremia. A 4130-g term neonate developed an infection of a scalp hematoma with G. vaginalis. The infection developed in association with electronic fetal monitoring. The only clinical sign was an increase in size of the hematoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-278
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2004



  • Fetal monitoring
  • Gardnerella vaginalis
  • Infected scalp hematoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)

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