Successful treatment of meningitis caused by highly-penicillin-resistant Streptococcus mitis in a leukemic child.

@article{Jaing2002SuccessfulTO,
  title={Successful treatment of meningitis caused by highly-penicillin-resistant Streptococcus mitis in a leukemic child.},
  author={Tang-Her Jaing and Cheng-Hsun Chiu and I -J Hung},
  journal={Chang Gung medical journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={190-3}
}
In recent years, viridans streptococci have been reported with increasing frequency to cause infections in neutropenic cancer patients. Streptococcus mitis, one of the species included among viridans streptococci, is the most resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics in this group. Bacterial meningitis presenting without pleocytosis in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is rare, and this situation could be confusing to physicians. It is also an uncommon infectious complication in leukemic patients with… CONTINUE READING