Akute meningitis nach transrektaler prostatapunkion

Translated title of the contribution: Acute meningitis after transrectal prostate biopsy

F. Meisel*, C. Jacobi, R. Kollmar, A. Hug, M. Schwaninger, S. Schwab

*Corresponding author for this work
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Acute meningitis caused by Escherichia coli is a rare disease in adulthood. Medical procedures, e.g. surgical interventions, have been described as a cause. Infection by blood transmission of fecal E. coli is also known. We report a case of acute meningitis after transrectal prostate biopsy. E. coli could be identified both in the cerebrospinal fluid and in the blood culture. A broad initial antibiotic therapy was administered. After cultural isolation of E. coli the therapy was switched to cefotaxime. The initially comatose patient recovered swiftly.

Translated title of the contributionAcute meningitis after transrectal prostate biopsy
Original languageGerman
JournalUrologe - Ausgabe A
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)1611-1615
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 01.12.2003

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  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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