Candidal meningitis following bacterial meningitis

South Med J. 1990 May;83(5):567-70. doi: 10.1097/00007611-199005000-00023.


Patients with bacterial meningitis and posttraumatic and/or postsurgical access to the CSF are at risk for superinfection with Candida species. Patients who are not improving on appropriate antimicrobial chemotherapy for bacterial meningitis or are deteriorating after initial improvement should have a CSF reexamination for Candida superinfection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Candidiasis*
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts / adverse effects
  • Escherichia coli Infections
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypophysectomy / adverse effects
  • Klebsiella Infections
  • Male
  • Meningitis / etiology*
  • Meningitis, Haemophilus
  • Middle Aged
  • Staphylococcal Infections
  • Superinfection*