Rarer types of meningitis

There are other bacteria that cause at most a handful of cases of meningitis in the UK each year. The following is a list of bacteria isolated from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples in 2001/2002, the latest year for which the Health Protection Agency has provided data on CSF isolates:

  • Acinetobacter sp
  • Alcaligenes sp
  • Bacillus sp
  • Bacteroides sp
  • Campylobacter sp
  • Citrobacter sp
  • Clostridium sp
  • Corynebacterium sp
  • Enterobacter sp
  • Enterococcus sp
  • Fusobacterium sp
  • Gemella sp
  • Klebsiella sp
  • Micrococcus sp
  • Moraxella sp
  • Morganella morganii
  • Propionibacterium sp
  • Proteus sp
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Pseudomonas sp
  • Serratia sp
  • Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
  • Streptococci Groups A, C and G
(CDR weekly, 2001) 

Reference

Communicable Disease Report Weekly (2001) Bacteraemia, England and Wales: laboratory reports 2001 and 2002. 13(3):4-5 Available: http://www.hpa.org.uk/cdr/archives/archive03/bacteraemia03.htm (last accessed 8  August 2007)

Heather McMaster
Meningococcal disease
Meningococcal disease at 27

I had meningomyelitis, a very rare form of meningitis.

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