Chronic meningitis due to Mycobacterium fortuttum: third biovar

Chandramukhi, A.; Gokul, B.N. and Sathyanarayana Swami, N. (1989) Chronic meningitis due to Mycobacterium fortuttum: third biovar. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 36 (3). pp. 185-186.

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Abstract

A case of chronic meningitis due to Mycobacteriwn fortuitum - third biovar, and atypical mycobacterium, is reported for the first time from India. The infection occurred following traumatic otitis media of the left ear. The organisms were resistant to the classical antituberculous drugs and sensitive to Gentamicin. The patient responded well to intrathecal Gentamicin therapy.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Chronic Meningitis, Mycobacterium fortuitum, Traumatic Otitis Media, Antituberculous Drugs, Gentamicin, Female, Third Biovar, Biovariant, India
Subjects:Genetic Phenomena > Phenotype
Chemical Actions and Uses > Pharmacologic Actions > Therapeutic Uses > Anti-Infective Agents > Anti-Bacterial Agents
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Disease Attributes
Geographic Locations > Asia > Asia, Western > India
Carbohydrates and Hypoglycemic Agents > Carbohydrates > Glycosides
Nervous System Diseases > Central Nervous System Diseases > Meningitis
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases > Ear Diseases > Otitis
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections
Bacteria > Gram-Positive Bacteria > Actinobacteria > Actinomycetales > Mycobacteriaceae > Mycobacterium
Bacteria > Atypical Bacterial Forms
Genetic Phenomena > Variation (Genetics)
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:3268
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:09 June 2009

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