First report of postoperative intracranial Weeksella virosa infection.

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2017 11 29;159(11):2235-2238. Epub 2017 Aug 29.

Department of Neurosurgery, Essex Neurosciences Centre, Queens Hospital, Romford, RM7 0AG, UK.

A 49-year-old female underwent multiple craniotomies for resection of recurrent malignant meningiomata (WHO grade III). She re-presented with sepsis due to a ventricular empyema. The craniotomy wound was urgently debrided, and isolates of the gram-negative rod, Weeksella virosa, were identified on 16S PCR. This species is most commonly found as a genitourinary commensal. We present the first documented intracranial infection by Weeksella virosa and its successful treatment with oral β-lactam antibiotics.

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