Neonatal bacterial meningitis caused by Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus

J Med Microbiol. 2009 Sep;58(Pt 9):1252-1254. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.006551-0. Epub 2009 Jun 15.


This report describes a case of neonatal bacteraemia and meningitis due to Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus. Based on the identification kit results, this species may have been reported as Streptococcus bovis or S. bovis biotype II. The accurate identification of this organism is mandatory for evaluating the aetiology of neonatal meningitis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Meningitis, Bacterial / drug therapy
  • Meningitis, Bacterial / microbiology*
  • Streptococcal Infections / drug therapy
  • Streptococcal Infections / microbiology*
  • Streptococcus / classification*
  • Streptococcus / isolation & purification*


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents