Meningitis and shunt infection caused by anaerobic bacteria in children.

@article{Brook2002MeningitisAS,
  title={Meningitis and shunt infection caused by anaerobic bacteria in children.},
  author={Itzhak Brook},
  journal={Pediatric neurology},
  year={2002},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={99-105}
}
This review describes the microbiology and management of meningitis and shunt infections caused by anaerobic bacteria in children. The predominant anaerobes recovered in meningitis are Bacteriodes spp., Bacteriodes fragilis, Fusobacterium spp., and Clostridium spp. Peptostreptococcus, Veillonella, Actinomyces, Propionibacterium acnes, and Eubacterium are less commonly isolated. The predisposing conditions for meningitis are acute or chronic middle-ear infection, sinusitis, pharyngitis, and… CONTINUE READING

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