Enterococcus faecalis: An unusual cause of meningitis in HIV-infected patients

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Abstract

A case of a severely immunosuppressed HIV-infected man with meningitis caused by Enterococcus faecalis is presented. E faecalis is a distinctly unusual cause of bacterial meningitis in patients with HIV infection and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of purulent meningitis in such patients to ensure optimal empiric treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)540-542
Number of pages3
JournalAIDS Reader
Volume12
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

Keywords

  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Meningitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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