Streptococcus salivarius meningitis and sphenoid sinus mucocele. Case report and literature review

Aristide Conte, Pierangelo Chinello, Rok Civljak, Angelo Bellussi, Pasquale Noto, Nicola Petrosillo

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We report a case of meningitis caused by Streptococcus salivarius in a 49-year-old woman with a previously undiagnosed cerebrospinal fluid fistula due to a sphenoid mucocele. We reviewed the literature concerning meningitis caused by this uncommon organism and to the best of our knowledge this is the first case of S. salivarius meningitis associated with sphenoid mucocele.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Infection
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006



  • Bacterial
  • Diagnosis
  • Fistula
  • Meningitis
  • Mucocele
  • Sphenoid sinus
  • Streptococcus salivarius

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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