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Meningitis due to Fusobacterium necrophorum subspecies necrophorum. Case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8449585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper reports a case of fatal meningitis caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum subsp. necrophorum in a previously healthy five-year-old child. The organism was isolated in pure culture from the cerebrospinal fluid and from intracranial pus obtained at autopsy. The role of F. necrophorum in the development of meningitis is reaffirmed and its isolation and identification are discussed. The clinical presentation of the present case resembles the previously published reports and highlights the poor prognosis in spite of appropriate antibiotic treatment.
J A Jacobs; J J Hendriks; P D Verschure; A M van der Wurff; G Freling; G D Vos; E E Stobberingh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infection     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0300-8126     ISO Abbreviation:  Infection     Publication Date:    1993 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-15     Completed Date:  1993-04-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365307     Medline TA:  Infection     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept. of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Maastricht, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Fusobacterium Infections / cerebrospinal fluid,  microbiology*
Fusobacterium necrophorum / isolation & purification*
Meningitis, Bacterial / cerebrospinal fluid,  microbiology*
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