Streptococcus zooepidemicus meningitis and bacteraemia


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

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.35, no.3, pp.206-207, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00365540310000076
  • Title of Journal : SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.206-207

Abstract

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.