Streptococcal meningitis following myelogram procedures

Jennifer Hsu, Bette Jensen, Matthew Arduino, Toni Bergeron, Teresa Fox, Greg Gum, Vera Pischke, David Potts, John Townes, Arjun Srinivasan

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Abstract

In September of 2004, we investigated 7 cases of post-myelography meningitis. Streptococcal species were recovered from blood or cerebrospinal fluid in all cases. Our findings suggest that droplet transmission of the oral flora of the clinician performing the procedure was the most likely source of these infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the use of face masks by those performing myelograms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)614-617
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Myelography
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Masks
Meningitis
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Infection

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology

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Hsu, J., Jensen, B., Arduino, M., Bergeron, T., Fox, T., Gum, G., ... Srinivasan, A. (2007). Streptococcal meningitis following myelogram procedures. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 28(5), 614-617. https://doi.org/10.1086/513496

Streptococcal meningitis following myelogram procedures. / Hsu, Jennifer; Jensen, Bette; Arduino, Matthew; Bergeron, Toni; Fox, Teresa; Gum, Greg; Pischke, Vera; Potts, David; Townes, John; Srinivasan, Arjun.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 28, No. 5, 05.2007, p. 614-617.

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Hsu, J, Jensen, B, Arduino, M, Bergeron, T, Fox, T, Gum, G, Pischke, V, Potts, D, Townes, J & Srinivasan, A 2007, 'Streptococcal meningitis following myelogram procedures', Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 614-617. https://doi.org/10.1086/513496
Hsu J, Jensen B, Arduino M, Bergeron T, Fox T, Gum G et al. Streptococcal meningitis following myelogram procedures. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2007 May;28(5):614-617. https://doi.org/10.1086/513496
Hsu, Jennifer ; Jensen, Bette ; Arduino, Matthew ; Bergeron, Toni ; Fox, Teresa ; Gum, Greg ; Pischke, Vera ; Potts, David ; Townes, John ; Srinivasan, Arjun. / Streptococcal meningitis following myelogram procedures. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2007 ; Vol. 28, No. 5. pp. 614-617.
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