Case of the Month #5 - Pneumococcal Meningitis

Published 03/02/2022

Pneumococcal Meningitis

Pneumococcal (Strep. Pneumonia) meningitis is one of the most common causes of bacterial meningitis in the adult population. The mortality rate is quoted as up to 30% (worse in the immunocompromised and the elderly). Morbidity from the disease is high with a significant number of local complications such as seizures, arterial/venous accidents, hydrocephalus and hearing/balance disorders.