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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 169-170

Fatal group a streptococcal meningitis in an adult

1 Departments of Neuromicrobiology, NIMHANS, Bangalore - 560 029, India
2 Departments of Neuropathology, NIMHANS, Bangalore - 560 029, India
3 Department of Microbiology, St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore - 560 034, Karnataka, India

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A Chandramuki
Departments of Neuromicrobiology, NIMHANS, Bangalore - 560 029
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.32731

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Despite the recent resurgence in reports of invasive Group A Streptococcal (GAS) infections worldwide, it remains a rare cause of pyogenic meningitis both in children and adults. We report a case of fatal GAS meningitis in a healthy adult emphasizing the need for clinicians to be aware of its fulminant course, prompting early diagnosis and treatment. There is also a need to consider postexposure chemoprophylaxis in close contacts of such cases.


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