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Abstract - Acute Meningitis by Streptococcus suis
Maria-Jesus Corrales-Arroyo, Maria Angeles Del Real-Francia, Amalia Hernandez-Gonzalez, Gema Lopez-Gallardo, Jose Manuel Morales Puebla, Juan Jose Caston-Osorio

Streptococcus suis is a coccus Gram positive, anaerobic optional. Human infection by this microorganism is a zoonotic disease that usually presents as purulent meningitis. Mortality is low but is common sequelae. A case of meningitis by S. suis secondary to contact with pigs is presented here. A 35-year-old male patient was admitted to the hospital complaining of high fever, malaise, vomiting and headache. A physical examination revealed decreased level of consciousness, with adequate response to painful stimulus and his eyes with deconjugated gaze. S. suis was isolated in blood culture. He was treated with cefotaxime, vancomycin and acyclovir in the intensive care unit. He experienced progressive improvement. He was discharged with severe deafness and a minimally unstable gait as sequellae. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2012; 2(4): 160-162

Volume 02, Number 04 (2012)