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Streptococcus sanguis Meningitis: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23124153     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Viridans streptococcus, an indigenous bacterial species of the mouth and gastrointestinal tract, is thought to be a rare cause of bacterial meningitis. The type of streptococcus involved is important because each type causes a different kind of meningitis and is associated with a different outcome. A 39-year-old previously healthy man was admitted due to the onset of acute purulent meningitis. A cerebrospinal fluid culture grew Streptococcus sanguis (S. sanguis). Although the patient was asymptomatic for dental caries, odontogenic maxillary sinusitis was found to be the cause of the meningitis. Treatment with intravenous antibiotics was successful. Following a review of the pertinent literature, we discuss the characteristics of S. sanguis meningitis.
Kiyoharu Fukushima; Masahiro Noda; Yoshiyuki Saito; Toshiyuki Ikeda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-11-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1349-7235     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3073-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Nishinomiya Municipal Central Hospital, Japan.
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