J Med Assoc Thai 1999; 82 (9):922

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Streptococcus suis Meningitis : Report of a Case
Chotmongkol V Mail, Janma J , Kawamatawong T

A 50-year-old policeman who presented with subacute meningitis, bilateral rectus muscle
palsies, dizziness and early bilateral deafness was reported. Cerebrospinal t1uid (CSF) revealed
polymorphonuclear pleocytosis with Gram-positive cocci. Blood and CSF cultures grew Streptococcus
viridans which subsequently identified to be Streptococcus suis. The patient improved after
treatment but deafness persisted.
Key word : Meningitis, S. suis, Case Report

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