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Streptococcus B meningitis in post-partum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9138140     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of post-partum meningitis due to group B-streptococcus developing 24 h after vaginal delivery. Diagnosis was established by latex agglutination of streptococcus B-antigenes and confirmed by cerebrospinal fluid-culture later on. Clinical and haematological signs of meningitis disappeared after treatment with ampicillin. In a review of the literature we found eight other cases of streptococcal post-partum meningitis. In all of these cases, delivery was vaginal and no antibioprophylaxis was given.
J M Guerin; F Leibinger; A Mofredj; J M Ekherian
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of infection     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0163-4453     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Infect.     Publication Date:  1997 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-08-07     Completed Date:  1997-08-07     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7908424     Medline TA:  J Infect     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre de Réanimation Médicale, Hôpital Lariboisière, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Antigens, Bacterial / analysis
Meningitis, Bacterial / cerebrospinal fluid,  microbiology*
Puerperal Infection / cerebrospinal fluid,  microbiology*
Streptococcal Infections / cerebrospinal fluid,  microbiology*
Streptococcus agalactiae* / immunology
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antigens, Bacterial

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