A case report of recurrent bacterial meningitis with a skull base abnormality

Jung Min Oh, Ji Yeon Lee, Hee Jeong Lim, Hyun Hae Cho, Kyung Hyo Kim

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Recurrent bacterial meningitis is the reappearance of two or more episodes of meningitis caused by a different or same organism after an intervening period of full convalescence. Predisposing factors for recurrent bacterial meningitis include immunodeficiency and developmental and traumatic anatomical defects. Therefore, careful evaluation of children with recurrent meningitis is essential. We report the case of a patient with a skull base abnormality who had suffered from four events of bacterial meningitis between 8 and 17 years of age. He experienced another event of bacterial meningitis at the age of 21, without undergoing correction for the anatomical defect. Streptococcus agalactiae was identified in the patient's blood and cerebrospinal fluid culture. Afterwards, he underwent surgical treatment for a meningioma; this meningioma was strongly suspected as the cause of the recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-76
Number of pages8
JournalPediatric Infection and Vaccine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2020

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© 2020 The Korean Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.


  • Bacterial
  • Meningitis
  • Recurrence
  • Skull base


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