Polymicrobial anaerobic meningitis caused by Bacteroides fragilis, Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron, Fusobacterium necrophorum and Slackia exigua in a patient with mastoiditis following otitis media

Kalay G. N. , Dalgic N., Bozan T. , Ulger-Toprak N. , Bayraktar B., Soyletir G.

ANAEROBE, vol.56, pp.95-97, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2019.02.003
  • Title of Journal : ANAEROBE
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-97
  • Keywords: Meningitis, Bacteroides fragilis, Fusobacterium necrophorum, mastoiditis, MALDI-TOF MS, PATHOGEN, CHILDREN


We have reported a case of mastoiditis which progressed to meningitis in a 16-year old male patient. CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) anaerobic culture revealed four species of isolated anaerobic bacteria. This is the first case in the literature in which a patient survived childhood polymicrobial anaerobic meningitis diagnosed by MALDI-TOF MS (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization - Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry). (C) 2019 Published by Elsevier Ltd.