Sneathia amnii and Maternal Chorioamnionitis and Stillbirth, Mozambique.
December 7, 2021
We report a case of Sneathia amnii as the causative agent of maternal chorioamnionitis and congenital pneumonia resulting in a late fetal death in Mozambique, with strong supportive postmortem molecular and histopathologic confirmation. This rare, fastidious gram-negative coccobacillus has been reported to infrequently cause abortions, stillbirths, and neonatal infections.
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Authors: Pio Vitorino, Rosauro Varo , Paola Castillo, Juan Carlos Hurtado, Fabiola Fernandes, Ana Marta Valente, Rita Mabunda, Sibone Mocumbi, Joy M. Gary, Tiffany G. Jenkinson, Inacio Mandomando, Dianna M. Blau, Robert F. Breiman, and Quique Bassat