Revista Cubana de Medicina Tropical
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3054
PEREZ MONRAS, . Miriam Fina et al. Meningoencephalitis caused by Pseudomonas cepacia. Rev Cubana Med Trop [online]. 2006, vol.58, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3054.
A case of meningoencephalitis of bacterial etiology caused by Pseudomonas cepacia was described. The strain was received at the Reference Laboratory of Bacterial Acute Respiratory Infections of "Pedro Kouri" Institute of Tropical Medicine, where its microbiological identification was confirmed. This isolation was a finding in an adult immunocompetent patient. The evolution was favourable with no sequelae for his future life. Pseudomona cepacia has been associated with respiratory infections in patients with cystic fibrosis. Patients with Pseudomonas cepacia may be asymptomatic or present fatal acute and fulminant infection.
Palavras-chave : Pseudomonas cepacia; bacterium; pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis.