Meningoencephalitis due to Gemella haemolysans

Benjamin T. Galen, David B. Banach, Melissa R. Gitman, Terence K. Trow

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Gemella haemolysans is an uncommon but described cause of invasive disease in humans. We report a case of meningitis due to G. haemolysans that did not grow in cerebrospinal fluid culture, demonstrating a potential role for direct 16S rRNA gene PCR and sequencing in culture-negative cerebrospinal fluid when bacterial meningitis is suspected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-139
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Medical Microbiology
Issue numberPART 1
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)


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