The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 70, Issue 6, pp 509–511

Group B Streptococcal Meningitis in a 5-year-old boy

  • Sanjeev Managoli
  • Pushpa Chaturvedi
  • Krishna Y. Vilhekar
Clinical Brief

DOI: 10.1007/BF02723144

Cite this article as:
Managoli, S., Chaturvedi, P. & Vilhekar, K.Y. Indian J Pediatr (2003) 70: 509. doi:10.1007/BF02723144

Abstract

Group B Streptococcus (Streptococcus agalactiae) is a well-known cause of early and late onset infections in neonates and very young infants. Recently attention has focused on the changing spectrum of invasive Group B Streptococcus (GBS) disease, including children beyond early infancy and non-pregnant adults. There is very little information available on invasive GBS infection especially meningitis in pediatric population older than three months of age. We report a case of uncomplicated meningitis due to GBS in a previously healthy 5-year-old boy. The literature on infection especially meningitis caused by Group B Streptococcus beyond infancy is reviewed.

Key words

Group B StreptococcusStreptococcus agalactiaeMeningitisChildhood

Copyright information

© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanjeev Managoli
    • 1
  • Pushpa Chaturvedi
    • 1
  • Krishna Y. Vilhekar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsMahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical SciencesMaharashtraIndia
  2. 2.Bangalore