Meningitis caused by streptococci other than S. pneumoniae: Clinical and microbiological features of 13 cases

Queralt Jordano, Vicenç Falcó, Benito Almirante, Isabel Gasser, Carlos Pigrau, Albert Pahissa

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Abstract

Background and objective: Meningitis caused by streptococci other than S. pneumoniae are uncommon. We present our experience. Patients and method: We reviewed the clinical, microbiological, and epidemiological features of all patients with meningitis due to streptococci other than S. pneumoniae diagnosed in the Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron during the period 1991-2001. Results: Main causative agents in 13 studied patients were viridans group streptococci (6 cases) and S. agalactiae (5 cases). There were no differences in the clinical presentation between different streptococci. Bacteremia was common in meningitis due to S. agalactiae (80%). Only one patient died. Conclusions: Meningitis caused by streptococci other than S. pneumoniae are often related to a distant focus of infection or to neurosurgical procedures and, in our experience, they seem to have a good outcome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)739-741
JournalMedicina Clinica
Volume120
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2003

Keywords

  • Meningitis
  • Streptococcus agalactiae
  • Viridans group streptococci

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