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Community-acquired Escherichia coli meningitis in adult.

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Title: Community-acquired Escherichia coli meningitis in adult.
Authors: Fujitani, Shigeki
Kamiya, Toru
Kaufman, Larry J.
Issue Date: May 2005
Abstract: We report a case of E. coli meningitis presented initially without nuchal rigidity. Despite intensive care treatment, CSF was not sterilized and the patient died at 17 days after his admission. Patients with an unexplained altered sensorium with fever should undergo LP to evaluate for this rare entity and to direct early antimicrobial treatment which possesses efficacy for meningeal infection.
ISSN: 0017-8594
Appears in Collections:Hawaii Medical Journal Articles For 2005

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