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February 1984

Group B Streptococcal Meningitis Appearing as Acute Deafness in an Adult

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Drs Harburg, Kimbrough, and Jones) and Neurology (Dr Leonard), Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center, and the Oregon Health Sciences University (Drs Leonard, Kimbrough, and Jones), Portland.

Arch Neurol. 1984;41(2):214-216. doi:10.1001/archneur.1984.04050140116039

• A case of group B streptococcal meningitis developed in a previously healthy adult. The group B streptococcus may be underrecognized as a pathogen in human disease. Survival is good after appropriate therapy, with only six fatalities in 33 cases reported in the literature. However, our patient showed the unusual neurologic complication of bilateral deafness in group B meningitis in adults.

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