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Meningitis and Brain Abscess Due to Clostridium Perfringens And Clostridium Paraputrificum Following Orbital Trauma

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 September 2015

Yves Girouard
Affiliation:
Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Department of Pediatrics, Université de Montréal, and from the Infectious Diseases Service and the Neurosurgery and Neurology Services, Hôpital Sainte-Justine, Montréal, Québec
Gilles Delage*
Affiliation:
Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Department of Pediatrics, Université de Montréal, and from the Infectious Diseases Service and the Neurosurgery and Neurology Services, Hôpital Sainte-Justine, Montréal, Québec
Jean-Pierre Mathieu
Affiliation:
Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Department of Pediatrics, Université de Montréal, and from the Infectious Diseases Service and the Neurosurgery and Neurology Services, Hôpital Sainte-Justine, Montréal, Québec
Albert Larbrisseau
Affiliation:
Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Department of Pediatrics, Université de Montréal, and from the Infectious Diseases Service and the Neurosurgery and Neurology Services, Hôpital Sainte-Justine, Montréal, Québec
*
Département de Microbiologie et Immunologie, Hôpital Sainte-Justine, 3175, Chemin Sainte-Catherine, Montréal, Québec H3T 1C5
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An 8 year old boy developed cerebral abscess and purulent meningitis due to Clostridium perfringens and Clostridium paraputrificum after trauma to the left orbit. The patient made a satisfactory recovery with surgical treatment and antibiotic therapy. A review of the literature revealed that meningitis due to Clostridia is rare and usually related to penetrating trauma, and that penetrating trauma to the orbit is associated with significant central nervous system morbidity.

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Research Article
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Copyright © Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation 1981

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