Group B streptococcal meningitis in an adult: A possible complication of olecranon bursitis

Manuela Colosimo, Antonio Corigliano, Laura Daprai, Antonella Restelli, Erminio Torresani, Olimpio Galasso

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Background: We report a man with septic olecranon bursitis who had an early development of meningitis. Case Summary: A 74-year-old man presented to the emergency room with malaise, headache, mental confusion, a fever unsuccessfully treated with oral NSAIDs and ice, and with a 10-day history of pain and swelling in his right elbow. Clinical and laboratory evaluation excluded other causes and microbiological evaluation documented a S. agalactiae infection. Antibiotic treatment induced a rapid improvement, without the development of side effects. Conclusion: This is the first report on olecranon bursitis and concomitant meningitis related to S. agalactiae infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)380-381
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Research in Medical Sciences
Volume19
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Pain
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Group b streptococcus
  • Meningitis
  • Septic bursitis
  • Streptococcus agalactiae

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  • Medicine(all)

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Colosimo, M., Corigliano, A., Daprai, L., Restelli, A., Torresani, E., & Galasso, O. (2014). Group B streptococcal meningitis in an adult: A possible complication of olecranon bursitis. Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 19(4), 380-381.

Group B streptococcal meningitis in an adult : A possible complication of olecranon bursitis. / Colosimo, Manuela; Corigliano, Antonio; Daprai, Laura; Restelli, Antonella; Torresani, Erminio; Galasso, Olimpio.

In: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, Vol. 19, No. 4, 2014, p. 380-381.

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Colosimo, M, Corigliano, A, Daprai, L, Restelli, A, Torresani, E & Galasso, O 2014, 'Group B streptococcal meningitis in an adult: A possible complication of olecranon bursitis', Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 380-381.
Colosimo, Manuela ; Corigliano, Antonio ; Daprai, Laura ; Restelli, Antonella ; Torresani, Erminio ; Galasso, Olimpio. / Group B streptococcal meningitis in an adult : A possible complication of olecranon bursitis. In: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences. 2014 ; Vol. 19, No. 4. pp. 380-381.
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