Severe, widespread vasculopathy in late-onset group B streptococcal meningitis

Pediatr Int. 2007 Dec;49(6):1000-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-200X.2007.02474.x.


Although improvements in antimicrobial therapy during the last few decades have decreased mortality in childhood bacterial meningitis, some patients are left with neurologic sequelae. Cerebrovascular complications are often associated with unfavorable clinical outcome of the disease. We report a 36-day-old infant with severe, widespread cerebrovascular complications due to group B streptococcal meningitis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) contributed to a non-invasive demonstration of meningeal inflammatory changes and vascular lesions with the meningitis in this patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain / pathology
  • Cerebral Infarction / diagnosis
  • Cerebral Infarction / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Meningitis, Bacterial / complications*
  • Streptococcal Infections / complications*
  • Streptococcus agalactiae*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed