Tuberc Respir Dis.  2014 Feb;76(2):80-83. 10.4046/trd.2014.76.2.80.

A Case on Streptococcal Pneumonia Associated with Leptomeningitis, Osteomyelitis and Epidural Abscess in a Patient with AIDS

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  • 1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Eulji University Hospital, Eulji University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. yhj822@medimail.co.kr

Abstract

Patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are at higher risks of bacterial pneumonia than the general population, and the pathogen is the most commonly involved Streptococcus pneumoniae. We hereby report a case of pneumococcal pneumonia associated with leptomeningitis, osteomyelitis and epidural abscess in a patient with AIDS. He is being successfully treated with ampicillin/sulbactam and clindamycin. And because the pneumococcal infection is usually associated with morbidity and mortality rates in the setting of AIDS, we should consider for pneumococcal vaccinations among the AIDS populations.

Keyword

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Streptococcus; Pneumonia; Meningitis; Osteomyelitis

MeSH Terms

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Clindamycin
Epidural Abscess*
Humans
Meningitis
Mortality
Osteomyelitis*
Pneumococcal Infections
Pneumonia*
Pneumonia, Bacterial
Pneumonia, Pneumococcal
Streptococcus
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Vaccination
Clindamycin
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