Fatal Meningitis in Patient with X-Linked Chronic Granulomatous Disease Caused by Virulent Granulibacter bethesdensis

Mafalda Rebelo, Li Ding, Ana Isabel Cordeiro, Conceição Neves, Maria João Simões, Adrian M. Zelazny, Steven M. Holland, João Farela Neves

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Abstract

Granulibacter bethesdensis is a pathogen reported to cause recurrent lymphadenitis exclusively in persons with chronic granulomatous disease. We report a case of fatal meningitis caused by a highly virulent G. bethesdensis strain in an adolescent in Europe who had chronic granulomatous disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)976-979
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019

Keywords

  • bacteria
  • Chronic granulomatous disease
  • Granulibacter bethesdensis
  • immunodeficiency
  • meningitis/encephalitis
  • virulent strain
  • X-linked defect

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