Although group C streptococci are infrequent pathogens in
man, they commonly cause disease in animals. Only recently
have they been recognized as a causative agent in meningitis in
man. To our knowledge, no previous report has documented a
source for the infection. We treated a previously healthy young
adult with group C streptococcal meningitis, who responded
rapidly to antibiotic therapy. The same species (Streptococcus
zooepidemicus) that was isolated from the CSF of the patient
also grew from the pharynx of the patient's horse.
(Arch Intern Med 140:977-978, 1980)
Low DE, Young MR, Harding GKM. Group C Streptococcal Meningitis in an Adult. Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(7):977–978. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00040020977022
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