Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 139--140

Fatal Klebsiella pneumoniae meningitis in a patient with diabetes mellitus and Hansen俟Q製 disease


Vani Gopal, T Mangaiyarkarasi, R Gopal 
 Department of Microbiology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College & Hospital, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
R Gopal
Department of Microbiology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College & Hospital, Puducherry
India

Klebsiella is a Gram-negative bacterium that causes different types of health care-associated infections including pneumonia, bloodstream infections, surgical site infections and meningitis. We report here a case of Klebsiella pneumoniae meningitis in a patient with diabetes mellitus and Hansen俟Q製 disease. A middle-aged man with a known case of diabetes mellitus and Hansen俟Q製 disease presented with the complaints of blurred vision in the left eye and the patient was found to have cataract. Patient was operated for cataract and Intraocular lens implanted. Patient developed headache and vomiting on the 4 th post-operative day. Lumbar puncture was carried out and gram stain of cerebrospinal fluid showed Gram-negative bacilli in the direct smear and culture yielded a heavy growth of K. pneumoniae. The patient was treated with antimicrobials according to the susceptibility pattern. He initially showed improvement but later on developed altered sensorium and hypotension. Patient succumbed to infection in spite of all medical attention.


How to cite this article:
Gopal V, Mangaiyarkarasi T, Gopal R. Fatal Klebsiella pneumoniae meningitis in a patient with diabetes mellitus and Hansen's disease.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2014;57:139-140


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Gopal V, Mangaiyarkarasi T, Gopal R. Fatal Klebsiella pneumoniae meningitis in a patient with diabetes mellitus and Hansen's disease. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Sep 24 ];57:139-140
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