Meningitis por estreptococo del grupo C: una entidad poco frecuente
RIVAS FERNÁNDEZ M, PASCUAL J, SESAR Á
Neurología 2008;23(9): 604-606
Resumen del Autor:
Introduction. Group C streptococci (GCS) are pathogens that often cause disease in domestic animals. However, infection in the human being is uncommon and generally occurs in those who are in contact with animals or who are immunocompromised. Case report. A 30 year old woman, cocaine and cannabis abuser and in contact with horses was admitted to intensive care unit due to coma secondary to GCS meningitis. The infection resulted in intracranial hypertension and tetraparesis. Its etiology was determined by means of cerebrospinal fluid culture. Treatment with cefotaxime was successful and she made a full recovery. Conclusion. There are few case reports of GCS meningitis. In our case, although the disease course was torpid, treatment response and recovery were excellent. Drug abuse and horse contact were key factors in the development of the infection. Key words: Lancefield group C streptococci. Intracraneal hypertension. Meningitis. Tetraparesis. Neurología 2008;23(9):604-606
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