Anaerobic meningitis due to Peptostreptococcus species: Case report and review

Tony M. Korman, Eugene Athan, Denis W. Spelman

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We describe a patient with postsurgical anaerobic meningitis due to Peptostreptococcus magnus. In cases of meningitis associated with Peptostreptococcus species reported in the literature, the most common predisposing factors are meningorectal fistulae and head-and-neck surgery. Most patients respond well to appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Surgical intervention may be required in some instances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1462-1464
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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