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A longitudinal case series description of meningitis due to Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus in infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22075594     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus, previously known as Streptococcus bovis biotype II.2, is known to cause multiple infectious complications, including bacterial meningitis, in adults. Only sporadic individual case reports have identified this pathogen as a cause of meningitis in infants. This study is the first to longitudinally document S. gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus as a cause of meningitis in four epidemiologically unrelated infants less than 2 weeks of age. The 16S rRNA gene sequences of all 4 isolates were identical, and further were identical to 3 central nervous system (CNS) strains (two adults and one child) reported in existing literature. S. gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus is an increasingly recognized cause of meningitis and bacteremia in the newborn period, and it merits further study with respect to etiology of infection.
J Michael Klatte; Jill E Clarridge; Denise Bratcher; Rangaraj Selvarangan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-11-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1098-660X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-28     Completed Date:  2012-04-11     Revised Date:  2013-06-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Section, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Cluster Analysis
DNA, Bacterial / chemistry,  genetics
DNA, Ribosomal / chemistry,  genetics
Infant, Newborn
Meningitis, Bacterial / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  microbiology*,  pathology
RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Streptococcal Infections / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  microbiology*,  pathology
Streptococcus bovis / classification,  isolation & purification*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/DNA, Bacterial; 0/DNA, Ribosomal; 0/RNA, Ribosomal, 16S

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