Mother with post-partum group B Streptococcus meningitis and cerebellar abscess

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Abstract

We report the case of a 25-year-old Malay woman, admitted for preterm delivery at 35 weeks' gestation. Vaginal swab did not isolate any organism. She delivered a baby girl who developed respiratory distress syndrome, requiring ventilation. Although chest radiograph showed hyaline membrane disease with pneumonia, septic workout was negative. The mother was discharged on the next day. Seven days postpartum, the mother presented with fever and fits and was diagnosed to have meningo-encephalitis. Lumbar puncture isolated group B Streptococcus (GBS) and MRI revealed a superior cerebellar abscess. She was treated and survived the episode. This case illustrates the uncommon situation where GBS infection was confirmed via maternal septic workout rather than neonatal, although both presented with severe disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-198
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007

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Streptococcus agalactiae
Meningitis
Abscess
Mothers
Hyaline Membrane Disease
Spinal Puncture
Encephalitis
Postpartum Period
Ventilation
Pneumonia
Fever
Thorax
Pregnancy
Infection

Keywords

  • Cerebellar abscess
  • Group B Streptococcus infection
  • Meningitis
  • Post partum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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