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Enterococcus gallinarum meningitis: a case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21444994     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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We report a case of Enterococcus gallinarum meningitis in a 53-year-old female who was admitted to our hospital with a fever, headache, and consciousness disturbance one week after a life-saving craniotomy operation. There was obvious neck stiffness; lumber puncture was performed and cerebrospinal fluid parameters were consistent with bacterial meningitis. The patient was given ceftriaxone and vancomycin for bacterial meningitis. Cerebrospinal fluid culture yielded an isolate which was identified as Enterococcus gallinarum. The isolate was sensitive to ampicillin, ampicillin/clavulanate, linezolid, moxifloxacin and teicoplanin, but it showed intermediate sensitivity to vancomycin and quinoprism- dalfopristin. Intravenous linezolid, 600 mg every 12 hours, was started. Three days after starting treatment, the patient became afebrile; a repeat lumber puncture two week later showed no white blood cells in cerebrospinal fluid and no bacterial growth. Treatment with linezolid was continued for a total therapy duration of three weeks, after which the patient was discharged in a good condition. 
Authors:
Fahmi Yousef Khan; Sitina Shamsaldin Elshafi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-03-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of infection in developing countries     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1972-2680     ISO Abbreviation:  J Infect Dev Ctries     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101305410     Medline TA:  J Infect Dev Ctries     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar. fakhanqal@yahoo.co.uk.
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