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Human meningitis from Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus acquired as zoonoses.
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PMID:  20492747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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SUMMARYStreptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus rarely causes meningitis in humans by contact with domestic animals or their unpasteurized products. In this paper we reviewed the literature pertaining to the epidemiological and clinical aspects relating to this infection on previously reported cases of human disease. Additionally, the case of a 51-year-old female who acquired meningitis with this organism after contact with a horse is described. This patient was successfully treated with ceftriaxone, yet penicillin remains the treatment of choice. This aetiological agent should be considered in the proper epidemiological context.
Authors:
L R Minces; P J Brown; P J Veldkamp
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epidemiology and infection     Volume:  139     ISSN:  1469-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  Epidemiol. Infect.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703737     Medline TA:  Epidemiol Infect     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  406-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
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