First Human Case of Meningitis and Sepsis in a Child Caused by Actinobacillus suis or Actinobacillus equuli

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Jun;53(6):1990-2. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00339-15. Epub 2015 Apr 15.


We report the first human case of meningitis and sepsis caused in a child by Actinobacillus suis or A. equuli, a common opportunistic pathogen of swine or horses, respectively. Identification was performed by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry and real-time PCR assay. A previous visit to a farm was suspected as the source of infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Actinobacillus Infections*
  • Actinobacillus equuli*
  • Actinobacillus suis*
  • Adolescent
  • Bacteremia*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meningitis, Bacterial*
  • Molecular Typing