Bacterial meningitis after myelography

Surg Neurol. 1980 Oct;14(4):318-20.


Two cases opf bacterial meningitis due to streptococci occurred following Pantopaque myelography. These are, to our knowledge, the first reports of Streptococcus mitus and group G streptococcus causing meningitis in this situation. These 2 cases emphasize the importance of considering the possibility of bacterial meningitis following myelography and the difficulty in differentiating it on clinical grounds from the more common aseptic meningitis that occurs after myelography. They also emphasize the importance of maintaining strict sterile technique during myelography.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meningitis / diagnosis
  • Meningitis / etiology*
  • Meningitis / microbiology
  • Meningitis, Aseptic / diagnosis
  • Middle Aged
  • Myelography / adverse effects*
  • Streptococcal Infections / etiology