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J Med Microbiol. 2013 May;62(Pt 5):794-6. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.054213-0. Epub 2013 Feb 21.

Streptococcus sanguinis meningitis following endoscopic ligation for oesophageal variceal haemorrhage.

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  • 1Department of Laboratory Medicine, Da Chien General Hospital, Miaoli, Taiwan.


We report a case of acute purulent meningitis caused by Streptococcus sanguinis after endoscopic ligation for oesophageal variceal haemorrhage in a cirrhotic patient without preceding symptoms of meningitis. Initial treatment with flomoxef failed. The patient was cured after 20 days of intravenous penicillin G. This uncommon infection due to S. sanguinis adds to the long list of infectious complications among patients with oesophageal variceal haemorrhage.

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