Mixed meningococcal and tuberculous meningitis

Tu Hsueh Yeh, Shinn Kuang Lin, Ming Hsun Lee, Wen Kuang Chang, Jen Huai Wu, Shan Jin Ryu

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Abstract

Meningococcal meningitis is one of the most common bacterial infections of the meninges worldwide, and tuberculous infection is the most common cause of chronic meningitis in Taiwan. However, mixed meningococcal and tuberculous meningitis is rare. We describe a 27-year-old woman with a case of culture- proven meningococcal and tuberculous meningitis verified by polymerase chain reaction on a cerebrospinal fluid specimen. The patient was initially treated with intravenous antibiotics including penicillin G and chloramphenicol. Though the patient responded well to therapy initially, her subsequent clinical deterioration was finally controlled by long-term antituberculous medications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-464
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association
Volume96
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Mixed bacterial meningitis
  • Polymerase chain reaction
  • Tuberculous meningitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Yeh, T. H., Lin, S. K., Lee, M. H., Chang, W. K., Wu, J. H., & Ryu, S. J. (1997). Mixed meningococcal and tuberculous meningitis. Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, 96(6), 461-464.