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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

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

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Group B streptococcal meningitis in an adult: A possible complication of olecranon bursitis'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this