A Case of Enterobacter cloacae Meningitis Secondary to Urinary Tract Infection

Ilgar T., Kaya-Kilic E., Ozer O., Bulut C., Ataman-Hatipoglu C., Ata N., ...More

KLIMIK JOURNAL, vol.31, no.3, pp.244-246, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/kd.2018.59
  • Journal Name: KLIMIK JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.244-246
  • Keywords: Bacteremia, Enterobacter cloacae, meningitis, urinary tract infections, NEGATIVE BACILLARY MENINGITIS, ADULTS
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Gram-negative bacterial meningitis can usually be seen in neonates and elderly patients, after head trauma or interventions such as prostate biopsy and brain surgery. Typical findings of acute bacterial meningitis such as fever, headache and meningeal irritation signs may not be observed, and mortality rate is high in these patients. In this report, we present a case of Gram-negative bacterial meningitis secondary to bacteremia probably due to urinary tract infection. The patient died despite appropriate antibiotic therapy. Central nervous system infection should be kept in mind especially when elderly patients with comorbid diseases do not respond to antibiotic treatment and changes in mental status develop.