A case of Ureaplasma parvum meningitis in an adult after transphenoidal ablation of craniopharyngioma.

Affiliation

Laboratoire de Bactériologie, Institut de Biologie en Santé - PBH, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Angers, Angers Cedex, France. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

We report the case of a Ureaplasma parvum meningitis in an immunocompetent patient, 17 days after surgical ablation of a craniopharyngioma. Presence of U. parvum in the cerebrospinal fluid was assessed by 16S rDNA sequencing and U. parvum specific PCR. This article details a surprising complication in an adult of a transphenoidal surgery for ablation of a craniopharyngioma. This is the first case, to our knowledge, of U. parvum meningitis in an adult patient.

Keywords

Immunocompetent patient,Meningitis,Postoperative infections,Ureaplasma parvum,