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ISSN: 2572-2050

Journal of Meningitis

  • Short Communication   
  • J Meningitis 2016, Vol 1(2)
  • DOI: 10.4172/2572-2050.1000108

Other Foci of Infections in Community Acquired Central Nervous System Infections

Hakan Erdem1*, Yasemin Cag2, Seniha Senbayrak3, Derya Ozturk-Engin3, Asuman Inan3, Umit Savasci1, Ergenekon Karagoz4, Haluk Vahaboglu5 and The ID-IRI Study Group
1Gulhane Medical Academy, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Ankara, Turkey
2Lutfi Kirdar Training and Research Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Istanbul, Turkey
3Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Istanbul, Turkey
4GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Istanbul, Turkey
5Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey
*Corresponding Author : Hakan Erdem, Gülhane Medical Academy, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Ankara, Turkey, Tel: +90 3123042020, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: May 19, 2016 / Accepted Date: Jun 22, 2016 / Published Date: Jun 29, 2016

Abstract

The data related to the distribution of other focal infections in central nervous system (CNS) infection patients is inconsistent in medical literature. Infectious Diseases International Research Initiative (ID-IRI) has been carrying on multicenter and multinational studies since 2008 and provided bulk of information on pneumococcal meningitis, brucellar meningitis, tuberculous meningitis, and herpetic meningoencephalitis as the largest case series in the literature. In this study, the databases of ID-IRI studies were reanalyzed and one fourth of pneumococcal and brucellar meningitis patients, and slightly less than half of tuberculous meningitis patients had another focal involvement out of CNS. Herpetic meningoencephalitis had only 7% coexistent other focal involvement. Consequently, the treating clinician should not undervalue the presence of another site of involvement in a CNS infection patient. Hence, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for other site of involvement in due course of CNS infectious diseases should seriously be taken into consideration.

Keywords: Meningitis; Encephalitis; Infection; Focus; Clinical

Citation: Erdem H, Cag Y, Senbayrak S, Engin D, Inan A, et al. (2016) Other Foci of Infections in Community Acquired Central Nervous System Infections. J Meningitis 1:108. Doi: 10.4172/2572-2050.1000108

Copyright: ©2016 Erdem H, 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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