The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 70, Issue 6, pp 509–511 | Cite as

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

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


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 Streptococcus Streptococcus agalactiae Meningitis Childhood 


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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