カコガワ ジユン
  水主川 純
   所属   医学部 医学科(東京女子医科大学病院)
   職種   教授
論文種別 症例報告
言語種別 英語
査読の有無 査読あり
表題 Postpartum maternal pneumococcal meningitis complicated by endocarditis.
掲載誌名 正式名:Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica
略  称:Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand
ISSNコード:16000412/00016349
掲載区分国外
巻・号・頁 90(1),pp.118-20
著者・共著者 Kakogawa Jun, Orito Seiya, Masuya Norio, Sadatsuki Miyuki, Gomibuchi Hideto, Minoura Shigeki
担当区分 筆頭著者,責任著者
発行年月 2011/01
概要 Bacterial meningitis is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Few cases of pneumococcal meningitis during pregnancy and the postpartum period have been reported. We describe a case of postpartum pneumococcal meningitis complicated by endocarditis. A 26-year-old para-2 woman who had had a normal vaginal delivery at 38 weeks at a maternity home was transported to our hospital with a 39.5°C fever 11 days postpartum. Eight hours after her arrival, her state of consciousness deteriorated rapidly. Lumbar puncture revealed Gram-positive cocci consistent with Streptococcus pneumoniae. She was immediately treated with antibiotics and subsequently diagnosed with endocarditis. Final culture results from the blood and cerebrospinal fluid confirmed the presence of S. pneumoniae. She recovered completely with no evidence of neurological damage. Maintaining a high clinical suspicion and initiating appropriate diagnostic testing and therapeutic interventions promptly are essential to reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with bacterial meningitis.
DOI 10.1111/j.1600-0412.2010.01032.x
PMID 21275926