Group B Streptococcal Meningitis Associated with a CSF Fistula

Arnold L. Lentnek, Robert Ferguson, Edward Fierer

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Abstract

An elderly man had group B streptococcal meningitis. The infection may have seeded the meninges through a rhinocerebral fistula. Despite the frequency of nasopharyngeal colonization with this organism, reports of adult meningitis secondary to group B Streptococcus are rare; to our knowledge, no previous cases specifically associated with rhinocerebral fistula have been described. Reasons for the discrepancy between the frequency of nasopharyngeal colonization and the rarity of meningitis are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-115
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of neurology
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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