Streptococcus suis: Meningitis, spondylodiscitis and bacteraemia with a serotype 14 strain

René Poggenborg, Shahin Gaïni, Poul Kjaeldgaard, Jens Jørgen Christensen

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    Abstrakt

    Meningitis and spondylodiscitis caused by Streptococcus suis is a rare disease which is contracted by occupational exposure to pigs. We report a 54-y-old pig-farm worker with S. suis meningitis and septicaemia complicated with thoracal and lumbar spine spondylodiscitis. The S. suis strain involved in this case report was identified as serotype 14, which has only been described in 2 previous cases. It is important to report infection with S. suis as a work accident for compensation if the patient has been occupationally exposed to pigs.

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Sider (fra-til)346-349
    Antal sider4
    TidsskriftScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Vol/bind40
    Udgave nummer4
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 3 apr. 2008

    Fingeraftryk Udforsk hvilke forskningsemner 'Streptococcus suis: Meningitis, spondylodiscitis and bacteraemia with a serotype 14 strain' indeholder.

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