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Veillonella parvula meningitis: case report and review of Veillonella infections.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11017846     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Veillonella parvula is a small, nonfermentative anaerobic gram-negative coccus that is part of the normal flora of the mouth, gastrointestinal tract, and vagina in humans. When isolated from clinical specimens, V. parvula is often regarded as a contaminant or commensal, but it has been implicated as a pathogen in infections of the sinuses, lungs, heart, bone, and central nervous system. Meningitis, however, is extremely rare; to our knowledge, only 2 cases have been previously described in the literature. We report a case of V. parvula meningitis and review the literature on Veillonella infections.
M A Bhatti; M O Frank
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1058-4838     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-21     Completed Date:  2000-12-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  839-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Infectious Disease, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / microbiology*,  pathology
Meningitis / microbiology*,  pathology
Middle Aged
Veillonella / isolation & purification*

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