Group B Streptococcal Meningitis in a Healthy Young Woman: A Case Report

Alvin Oliver Payus, and Clarita Clarence, and Raymond Azman Ali, Group B Streptococcal Meningitis in a Healthy Young Woman: A Case Report. International Journal of General Medicine, 13. pp. 861-864.

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Abstract

Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a rare cause of meningitis in adults that commonly affects patients with multiple underlying comorbidities. Although it is uncommon, it typically progresses very rapidly and has a high mortality rate as compared to other causes of bacterial meningitis. Here, we report a patient with GBS meningitis who had no underlying medical illness and presented with multiple episodes of seizure within hours of developing fever. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis results were consistent with bacterial meningitis, and blood cultures grew GBS. She was treated with intravenous ceftriaxone for 2 weeks and made a great recovery without any sequalae. In conclusion, although GBS meningitis is uncommon in adults, it is a serious medical disease and associated with a high mortality rate. To the best of our knowledge, this patient represents one of the few reported cases of GBS meningitis in a previously healthy young adult.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: group B streptococcus, meningitis, young adult, seizure, ceftriaxone
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: SITI AZIZAH BINTI IDRIS -
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2020 07:35
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2020 07:35
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/26481

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