Cerebellar abscess and meningitis, caused by Shewanella putrefaciens and Klebsiella pneumoniae, associated with chronic otitis media


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Yilmaz G. , AYDIN K., BEKTAS D., CAYLAN R., CAYLAN R., Koksal I.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, vol.56, no.11, pp.1558-1560, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1099/jmm.0.47044-0
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1558-1560

Abstract

Shewanella putrefaciens is a facultatively anaerobic, non-motile, Gram-negative, non-fermentative bacterium. It is found in various environments and has been isolated worldwide. S. putrefaciens is a rare cause of brain abscesses and meningitis. This is a case report of a cerebellar abscess and meningitis caused by Shewanella putrefaciens and Klebsiella pneumoniae in a river trap fisherman.