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First report of postoperative intracranial Weeksella virosa infection

Toescu, SM; Lacey, S; Low, HL; (2017) First report of postoperative intracranial Weeksella virosa infection. Acta Neurochirurgica , 159 (11) pp. 2235-2238. 10.1007/s00701-017-3307-9. Green open access

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Abstract

A 49-year-old female underwent multiple craniotomies for resection of recurrent malignant meningiomata (WHO grade III). She re-presented with sepsis due to a ventricular empyema. The craniotomy wound was urgently debrided, and isolates of the gram-negative rod, Weeksella virosa, were identified on 16S PCR. This species is most commonly found as a genitourinary commensal. We present the first documented intracranial infection by Weeksella virosa and its successful treatment with oral β-lactam antibiotics.

Type: Article
Title: First report of postoperative intracranial Weeksella virosa infection
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s00701-017-3307-9
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00701-017-3307-9
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Weeksella virosa, Central nervous system infection, Ventricular empyema, Anaplastic meningioma
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > ICH Developmental Neurosciences Prog
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10058329
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