Streptococcus zooepidemicus meningitis and bacteraemia


Ural O., Tuncer I., Dikici N., Aridogan B.

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, cilt.35, ss.206-207, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00365540310000076
  • Dergi Adı: SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.206-207

Özet

Group C streptococci are common causative agents of epidemic infections in animals and a rare cause of meningitis in humans. The case is reported of a 75-y-old man with meningitis caused by a group C streptococcus (Streptococcus zooepidemicus). He had frequent contact with horses, which were a possible source of infection. In spite of treatment with a third generation cephalosporin, the outcome was fatal.