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Meningitis caused by Abiotrophia defectiva: case report and literature review.
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PMID:  22915347     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The genus Abiotrophia comprises fastidious Gram-positive bacteria previously classified as nutritionally variant streptococci (NVS). The isolation of NVS from the central nervous system (CNS) is very rare. We describe a case of meningitis due to Abiotrophia defectiva in a patient who underwent a total hip arthroplasty 4 days previously. It is possible that the organism could be introduced through the spinal anesthesia. We also review all cases of CNS infections caused by NVS.
Authors:
D Tena; S Solís; S Lainez; M Torralba; P Chacón; S Valdezate; J A Sáez-Nieto; J Bisquert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infection     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-0973     ISO Abbreviation:  Infection     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365307     Medline TA:  Infection     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Sección de Microbiología, Hospital Universitario de Guadalajara, C/. Donantes de sangre s/n., 19002, Guadalajara, Spain, danielt@sescam.jccm.es.
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