Meningitis in a pregnant women caused by Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis
Robert Waltereit, Ulrich Herrlinger, Maik Stark, Stefan Borgmann Pol J Microbiol 2013; 62 (2): ICID: 1055717 Article type: Short communication IC™ Value: 6.00
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Infection of the central nervous system by Streptococcus is known to result in severe bacterial meningitis, however many strains have low pathogenetic potential and affect the brain only in immunocompromised patients. Here we report the first case of an otherwise healthy non immunocompromised young adult woman who developed meningitis caused by Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis. The patient was in the 17th week of her 3rd pregnancy. The course of the disease was quickly remittent under antibiotic treatment.