Pneumococcal meningitis

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Pneumococcal meningitis

A rare infectious disease of the nervous system caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae which is commonly part of the bacterial flora colonizing the nasopharyngeal mucosa. The disease is clinically characterized by typical symptoms of acute leptomeningitis like fever headache neck stiffness vomiting and clouding of consciousness. It is frequently fatal and in surviving patients often accompanied by long-term sequelae especially focal neurological deficits hearing loss cognitive impairment and epilepsy.

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