Spinal sepsis due to Streptococcus milleri: two cases and review

Rev Infect Dis. Jul-Aug 1991;13(4):559-63. doi: 10.1093/clinids/13.4.559.


We have recently cared for two patients with spinal sepsis secondary to infection with Streptococcus milleri. One patient had a spinal epidural abscess and the other had meningitis as well as a spinal subdural empyema. A review of the English-language literature revealed only two previously reported cases of spinal epidural abscess due to S. milleri and no cases of spinal subdural empyema due to S. milleri. We report two cases of spinal sepsis due to S. milleri and discuss pertinent literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / microbiology*
  • Adult
  • Empyema, Subdural / microbiology*
  • Epidural Space
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Meningitis, Bacterial / microbiology*
  • Middle Aged
  • Pregnancy
  • Spinal Diseases / microbiology*
  • Streptococcal Infections / microbiology*
  • Streptococcus / isolation & purification
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed