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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2016, Article ID 6183602, 2 pages
Case Report

Streptococcus agalactiae Meningitis in Adult Patient: A Case Report and Literature Review

Department of Medicine, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar

Received 1 December 2015; Accepted 17 January 2016

Academic Editor: Pere Domingo

Copyright © 2016 Fahmi Yousef Khan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a case of group B streptococcus meningitis in a 72-year-old female patient who was admitted in our hospital with a 21-day history of bilateral lower thigh pain and swelling associated with fever, headache, and vomiting. Her past medical history was remarkable for DM type 2, hypertension, and hypothyroidism. Upon admission, examination showed bilateral warmth and tender soft tissue swelling around the knees and MRI showed cellulitis of distal thirds of both thighs. The next day, the patient became drowsy. Neurologic examination showed neck rigidity and right sided hemiparesis. Cerebrospinal fluid and blood cultures yielded group B streptococcus sensitive to ceftriaxone, penicillin G, and vancomycin. The patient received ceftriaxone for a total of 14 days after which she improved and was discharged from the hospital with right sided weakness.