Cerebellar abscess and meningitis, caused by Shewanella putrefaciens and Klebsiella pneumoniae, associated with chronic otitis media


Yilmaz G., Aydin K., Bektas D., Caylan R., Caylan R., Koksal I.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, vol.56, no.11, pp.1558-1560, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1099/jmm.0.47044-0
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1558-1560

Abstract

Shewanella putrefaciens is a facultatively anaerobic, non-motile, Gram-negative, non-fermentative bacterium. It is found in various environments and has been isolated worldwide. S. putrefaciens is a rare cause of brain abscesses and meningitis. This is a case report of a cerebellar abscess and meningitis caused by Shewanella putrefaciens and Klebsiella pneumoniae in a river trap fisherman.