September 1976

Group B Streptococcal Meningitis Associated With Otitis Media

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatric Education, Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, SC.

Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(9):1003-1004. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120100093015

• A full-term infant of an appropriate size for gestational age was found to have meningitis due to Lancefield group B β-hemolytic streptococci at 8 weeks of age. On admission, the baby had bulging tympanic membranes Lancefield group B β-hemolytic streptococci were isolated from aspirate of the middle ear, supporting the importance of otitis media in the pathogenesis of late-onset Lancefield group B β-hemolytic streptococcal meningitis.

(Am J Dis Child 130:1003-1004, 1976)