Bacterial meningitis associated with infliximab

Raymond Farah, Svetlana Lisitsin, Moshe Shay

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We report an episode of bacterial meningitis in a 45 year-old woman, who was treated with infliximab for Wegener's granulomatosis. This patient presented with the classic clinical presentation of acute meningitis: the triad of fever, neck stiffness, and an altered mental state that appeared 6 months after the infliximab initiation. A computed tomographic (CT) scan of the head showed cerebral edema and Streptococcus peumoniae was isolated from blood and CSF cultures. Prompt diagnosis and early treatment improved the outcome of this patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-125
Number of pages3
JournalPharmacy World and Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Infliximab
  • Meningitis
  • TNF-α
  • Wegener's granulomatosis


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