Fast Five Quiz: What Do You Know About Meningitis?

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD


August 09, 2016

S pneumoniae, a gram-positive coccus, is the most common bacterial cause of meningitis. In addition, it is the most common bacterial agent in meningitis associated with basilar skull fracture and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. It may be associated with other focal infections, such as pneumonia, sinusitis, or endocarditis (as, for example, in Austrian syndrome, which is the triad of pneumococcal meningitis, endocarditis, and pneumonia).

For more on the etiology of meningitis, read here.


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