Polymicrobial anaerobic meningitis caused by Bacteroides fragilis, Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron, Fusobacterium necrophorum and Slackia exigua in a patient with mastoiditis following otitis media
ANAEROBE, vol.56, pp.95-97, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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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.