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Case Report

A Case of Morganella morganii Meningoencephatitis

Tomoyuki Nakazawa1* Kaoru Obinata1 Yuko Nagata1 Kana Ebara1 Kyoko Suzuki1 Toshiaki Shimizu2
1Department of Pediatrics, Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital, Chiba, Japan
2Department of Pediatrics, Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Corresponding Author : Tomoyuki Nakazawa
Department of Pediatrics, Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital
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Received September 11, 2013; Accepted October 26, 2013; Published November 01, 2013
Citation: Nakazawa T, Obinata K, Nagata Y, Ebara K, Suzuki K, et al. (2013) A Case of Morganella morganii Meningoencephatitis. J Infect Dis Ther 1:118. doi:10.4172/2332-0877.100011
Copyright: © 2013 Nakazawa T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

Morganella morganii (M. morganii) is a Gram-negative bacillus found in the environment and among normal human intestinal flora. It is a well known cause of urinary tract infections, wound infections, sepsis and other extra-intestinal infections. It also is considered to be an opportunistic pathogen and has been known to occur both in community and nosocomial infections. Most reported cases of severe infections with M. morganii were in patients with some immunological defects. In this paper, we present a rare case in a child who had a residual cavernous hemangioma in the right frontal lobe and suffered from M. morganii meningoencephalitis.

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