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Rwanda Medical Journal
Rwanda Health Communication Center - Rwanda Biomedical Center (RHCC - RBC)
ISSN: 2079-097X
EISSN: 2079-097X
Vol. 79, No. 1, 2022, pp. 5-8
Bioline Code: rw22001
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Rwanda Medical Journal, Vol. 79, No. 1, 2022, pp. 5-8

 en First case of pyogenic meningitis due to Streptococcus pluranimalium check for this species in other resources in Rwanda
Mubiligi, A.; Kanyamuhunga, A.; Rogo, T. & Dusabeyezu, F.


CASE: We report the first case of pyogenic meningitis due to Streptococcus pluranimalium in Rwanda in a 14-year-old male.

DISCUSSION: Streptococcus pluranimalium was isolated from animals and rarely reported in humans. Most reported cases were from middle- or higher-income countries due to the fastidiousness of the organism, which cannot be isolated using routine culture media, requiring advanced microbial identification systems. In Rwanda, as in other low-income countries, there is the emergence of multi-drug resistant bacteria, leading to increased use of carbapenems and vancomycin. This case is an eye-opener that antimicrobial stewardship efforts need to be augmented.

Sepsis; Meningitis; Streptococcus Pluranimalium; Rwanda.

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