LEON ROSOVE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HAROLD E. WEST, M.D.; ALBERT G. BOWER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Proteus vulgaris meningitis is relatively uncommon. It may occur by direct extension from an adjacent otitis media or mastoiditis and occasionally as a complication of septicemia from a focus of infection, usually in the genito-urinary tract. The causative organism is a gram-negative, aerobic, non-sporulating, actively motile bacterium, usually occurring as a saprophytic non-pathogen in the upper respiratory, gastrointestinal, or genito-urinary tracts. Occasionally it produces severe infection and death.
In a review of the literature Abrams1 states that approximately four-fifths of patients under 40 years of age with Proteus vulgaris septicemia had middle ear infection and of those over 40 years
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ROSOVE L, WEST HE, BOWER AG. STREPTOMYCIN IN THE TREATMENT OF PROTEUS VULGARIS MENINGITIS(STREPTOMYCIN IN THE TREATMENT OF PROTEUS VULGARIS MENINGITIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1950;32:960–964. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-5-960
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(5):960-964.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology.
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