Group B Streptococcal Meningitis Associated with a CSF Fistula

Arnold L. Lentnek, Robert Ferguson, Edward Fierer

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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 - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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Meningitis
Fistula
Meninges
Streptococcus agalactiae
Infection
Colonization
Organism

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Group B Streptococcal Meningitis Associated with a CSF Fistula. / Lentnek, Arnold L.; Ferguson, Robert; Fierer, Edward.

In: Archives of Neurology, Vol. 35, No. 2, 1978, p. 114-115.

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Lentnek, Arnold L. ; Ferguson, Robert ; Fierer, Edward. / Group B Streptococcal Meningitis Associated with a CSF Fistula. In: Archives of Neurology. 1978 ; Vol. 35, No. 2. pp. 114-115.
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