Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases vol:22 issue:4 pages:493-7
A 20-year-old primigravida in the 33rd week of gestation was delivered of a girl weighing 1,790 g 23 h after spontaneous rupture of the membranes. 13 h after birth, the child showed signs of shock. Cultures of blood, conjunctiva and nasopharyngeal aspirate grew Streptococcus pneumoniae of serotype 11. Cultures from the mother's cervix and from the placenta and membranes also grew S. pneumoniae of the same serotype. The infant responded well to ampicillin and netilmicin. The early-onset pneumococcal septicemic cases reported over the last 20 years are reviewed.