A case of septicaemia, meningitis and pneumonia caused by Streptococcus bovis type II


Namiduru M., Karaoglan I., Aktaran S., Dikensoy Ö. , Baydar I.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, cilt.57, ss.735-736, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 57 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.735-736

Özet

We present a case of septicaemia, pneumonia and meningitis due to Streptococcus bovis type-II in a patient who had undergone a total hip prosthesis under general anaesthesia three weeks earlier. This organism is an uncommon human pathogen that sometimes causes bacteraemia and endocarditis and is usually connected with colon pathology and dental procedures. In the reported case, there were no risk factors for S. bovis infection except for the hip operation. S. bovis type II sensitive to penicillin was isolated from all blood and pleural fluid cultures. The patient recovered and was discharged from hospital two weeks after presentation.