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Streptococcus suis meningitis. A severe noncompensated occupational disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1432301     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Meningitis caused by Streptococcus suis type 2, a rare disease first recognized in 1968 (108 cases worldwide in 1989), is contracted by occupational exposure to pigs and often results in very severe disabilities (definitive deafness and ataxia in 50% of cases). We report the case of an employee in a rendering plant whose initial symptom was deafness. A detailed analysis of medical and veterinary literature is provided concerning the epidemiology of the disease, the clinical forms in man, bacteriological diagnosis and the role of the pig as healthy carrier. It is recommended that this occupational disease be officially recognized for compensation in France.
D Dupas; M Vignon; C Géraut
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational medicine. : official publication of the Industrial Medical Association     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0096-1736     ISO Abbreviation:  J Occup Med     Publication Date:  1992 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-09     Completed Date:  1992-12-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502807     Medline TA:  J Occup Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1102-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
C. H. R. Hôpital Saint-Jacques, Nantes, France.
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MeSH Terms
Carrier State / transmission,  veterinary
Hearing Loss, Sudden / diagnosis,  etiology
Meat-Packing Industry
Meningitis, Bacterial / diagnosis*,  transmission
Middle Aged
Occupational Diseases / diagnosis*,  etiology
Streptococcal Infections / diagnosis*,  transmission,  veterinary
Streptococcus suis*
Swine Diseases / transmission

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