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Comamonas testosteroni meningitis in a homeless man.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18637874     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a case of meningitis caused by Comamonas testosteroni in a 54-year-old, alcoholic, homeless man. He, as a pedestrian, was struck by a car and suffered multiple fractures of the facial bones including the left frontal sinus. Over the course of 2-week hospitalization, he was clinically diagnosed with multiple cerebral and cerebellar infarcts resulting in altered mental status. He was pronounced dead 15 days after the injury. At the time of autopsy, diffuse purulent meningitis was found on gross examination. A swab culture of the brain surface was positive for C. Testosteroni, a saprophytic organism commonly found in soil and water. This is the first reported case of fatal meningitis caused by this micro-organism.
Authors:
Long Jin; Joshua A Perper; Stephen J Cina
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-07-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic sciences     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1556-4029     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Forensic Sci.     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-21     Completed Date:  2009-03-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375370     Medline TA:  J Forensic Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1198-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Broward County Medical Examiner's Office, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidents
Cerebral Infarction / pathology
Comamonas testosteroni / isolation & purification*
Facial Bones / injuries,  pathology
Fatal Outcome
Forensic Pathology
Fractures, Bone / pathology
Homeless Persons*
Humans
Male
Meningitis, Bacterial / diagnosis,  microbiology*
Middle Aged

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