Mastoiditis, meningitis and venous sinus thrombosis caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum

Eur J Pediatr. 1994 May;153(5):339-41. doi: 10.1007/BF01956414.


The authors report a case of septic venous sinus thrombosis (VST) and meningitis occurring as an early complication of mastoiditis caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum. CT scan was normal, and cerebral angiography was required to diagnose the VST. The evolution was favourable with appropriate antimicrobial therapy and steroids.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Fusobacterium Infections*
  • Fusobacterium necrophorum*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mastoiditis / complications
  • Mastoiditis / microbiology*
  • Meningitis, Bacterial / etiology
  • Meningitis, Bacterial / microbiology*
  • Sinus Thrombosis, Intracranial / etiology*