BERNARD H. PASTOR, M.D.; WILLIAM I. GEFTER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; SAMUEL BAER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Meningitis due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa (B. pyocyaneus) is rare. At the Philadelphia General Hospital during the 10 year period 1939 to 1949, only one meningeal infection with this organism (in association with a brain abscess) has been observed. The organism has been reported in spinal fluid culture as a contaminant on four other occasions. During the same period, there were 429 cases of meningococcic meningitis, 215 cases of pneumococcic meningitis, 26 cases of Hemophilus influenzae meningitis and 133 acute meningitides of other etiology.
Stanley,1 in his extensive review of Bacillus pyocyaneus infections, cited 41 cases of primary B. pyocyaneus meningitis
PASTOR BH, GEFTER WI, BAER S. PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA MENINGITIS FOLLOWING SPINAL ANESTHESIA: REPORT OF TWO SUCCESSFULLY TREATED CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:1137–1143. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-5-1137
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(5):1137-1143.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology.
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