Anaerobic bacterial meningitis.

  title={Anaerobic bacterial meningitis.},
  author={M S Heerema and M E Ein and Daniel M. Musher and Mark Bradshaw and T. W. Williams},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={67 2},
Anaerobic meningitis occurred in four patients in whom anaerobic bacteria had not been suspected as a possible cause. The predisposing conditions were typical of those seen in patients previously reported to have this infection and included chronic otitis media with mastoiditis, chronic sinusitis, recent craniotomy and abdominal trauma. Two of the patients had undergone immunosuppression (immunosuppressed patients); a compromised immune system may facilitate the development of anaerobic… CONTINUE READING