Meningitis complicated by subdural empyema and deafness caused by pneumoccoccal serotype 7F in a 17-month-old child: A case report

S. Bosis, M. Semino, I. Picciolli, R. Pinzani, L. Genitori, N. Principi, S. Esposito

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Abstract

Despite the availability of effective antibacterial agents and vaccines, pneumococcal meningitis and sepsis are still associated with high mortality rates and a high risk of neurological sequelae. We describe the case of a 17-month-old boy vaccinated with heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) who developed bacterial meningitis complicated by subdural empyema and deafness caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 7F. The 7F strain is not contained in PCV7 (the only vaccine on the market at the time of the onset of meningitis) but is included in the new pediatric 13-valent PCV, which may therefore prevent cases such as this in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-100
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
Volume53
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

Keywords

  • Meningitis
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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