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Streptococcus group C meningitis with cavernous sinus thrombosis

Authors Clarke M, Enuh H, Saverimuttu J, Nfonoyim J

Received 10 June 2013

Accepted for publication 12 July 2013

Published 7 August 2013 Volume 2013:6 Pages 79—81


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Mattew Clarke,1 Hilary Enuh,1 Jessie Saverimuttu,2 Jay Nfonoyim3

1Department of Medicine, 2Division of Infectious Disease, 3Critical Care Unit, Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, NY, USA

Abstract: Group C Streptococcus (GCS) is a rare cause of bacteremia in humans. It is mostly associated with zoonological infections. Although GCS can be part of the normal oral, skin, and genitourinary flora, an infection with this pathogen can be highly virulent, causing rapid, disseminating disease. With a mortality of about 25%, the poor prognosis is linked to the severity of illness and the high level of virulence of the organism. Only a few cases of GCS meningitis have been reported. We present the first case of GCS meningitis with cavernous sinus thrombosis.

Keyword: streptococcus group C, cavernous sinus thrombosis, meningitis

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