Acute terminal ileitis associated with pneumococcal bacteremia: case report and review of pneumococcal gastrointestinal diseases.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In this report, we describe a patient with acute terminal ileitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae, review 3 previously reported cases of isolated enteritis due to S. pneumoniae, and summarize the English-language literature on primary and secondary pneumococcal gastrointestinal diseases. Various theories have been advanced to explain the pathogenesis of this rare and potentially life-threatening form of pneumococcal infection, but the mechanism by which S. pneumoniae causes gastrointestinal disease is still unknown.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Petti, CA; Ignatius Ou, S-H; Sexton, DJ

Published Date

  • May 15, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 10

Start / End Page

  • E50 - E53

PubMed ID

  • 11981747

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-6591

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/340262


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States