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August 1965

Escherichia Coli Meningitis in Adults

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University Medical School.

Arch Neurol. 1965;13(2):214-216. doi:10.1001/archneur.1965.00470020104014

WE have recently encountered a case of Escherichia coli meningitis in an adult. This type of bacterial meningitis is sufficiently unusual to merit a case report. The following case and a review of the pertinent literature form the subject of this report.

Report of Case  A 65-year-old Indian woman, entered a local hospital on May 8, 1964. On the day of admission the patient was found at home by a sister in a confused, dazed condition. The patient had been deaf since 1959 and was unable to give an adequate history. The deafness apparently was subsequent to the antibiotic treatment of a urinary tract infection at that time. According to relatives, the patient was well until the day of admission. There was little other helpful history obtained from either the patient or her relatives.Vital signs on admission were normal except for a temperature of 100 F (37.8 C) and

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