Meningitis caused by Streptococcus in adults.

  title={Meningitis caused by Streptococcus in adults.},
  author={Phillip I Lerner},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={131 Suppl},
Meningitis caused by Streptococcus is uncommon in adults. Otitis media, mastoiditis, sinusitis, or trauma has antedated most cases reported in the past. Data on 10 recent cases suggest changes in the current pathogenesis of streptococcal meningitis in adults and emphasize the importance of accurate streptococcal speciation. Endocarditis was present in five cases; trauma played a role in two others. Brain abscess, corticosteroids, alcoholic cirrhosis, and peritonitis secondary to chronic… CONTINUE READING