Penicillin Resistant Pneumococcal Meningitis in Paediatric Trauma PatientCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Purva Mathur,
Professor, Department of Microbiology, Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences,
New Delhi-110029, India.
Pneumococcal meningitis is a life-threatening infection, requiring prompt diagnosis and effective treatment. The approach to therapy in patients with pneumococcal meningitis has changed considerably over the past 20 years because of emerging penicillin resistant pneumococcal meningitis. We report a case of Penicillin resistant pneumococcal meningitis in a six-year-old child after skull trauma injury. The patient responded well to injection ceftriaxone and injection vancomycin therapy and recovered completely without sequelae.
Meningeal syndrome, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Subcondylar mandible fracture, Trauma surgery
Vijeta Bajpai, Aishwarya Govindaswamy, Sushma Sagar, Purva Mathur. PENICILLIN RESISTANT PNEUMOCOCCAL MENINGITIS IN PAEDIATRIC TRAUMA PATIENT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 September [cited: 2018 Sep 20 ]; 12:DD01-DD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Apr 10, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Jun 04, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Jun 19, 2018
Date of Publishing: Sep 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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