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Streptococcus bovis meningitis in an infant.
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PMID:  10618145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Streptococcus bovis is a nonenterococcal, group D streptococcus which has been identified as a causative agent for serious human infections, including endocarditis, bacteremia, and septic arthritis. Several cases of adult S. bovis meningitis have been reported, usually in association with underlying disease. In the neonatal period, it is an uncommon agent of meningitis. We report, to our knowledge, the third documented case of neonatal S. bovis meningitis in the English language literature. As in the previous cases, this neonate showed no anatomical or congenital immunologic lesion which might be expected to predispose the patient to meningitis. Sequencing of the 16S ribosomal DNA gene was performed and a new PCR test was used to secure a more reliable identification of the strain.
R J Grant; T R Whitehead; J E Orr
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0095-1137     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2000 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-17     Completed Date:  2000-02-17     Revised Date:  2013-04-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  462-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
A. O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta, New York 13820, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Meningitis, Bacterial / diagnosis*,  microbiology
Molecular Sequence Data
Polymerase Chain Reaction
RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
Streptococcal Infections / diagnosis*,  microbiology
Streptococcus bovis / isolation & purification*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/RNA, Ribosomal, 16S

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