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Description:This ventral view of a human brain depicts a purulent basilar meningitis infection due to Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria.
Though S. pneumoniae in a normally occurring floral inhabitant of the human upper respiratory tract, in cases where an individual’s immune system is compromised, it is responsible for causing paranasal sinusitis, middle ear infections (otitis media), and lobar pneumonia, as well as meningitis secondary to these primary respiratory infections.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1995
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Links:CDC – Nat. Cntr for Infectious Disease; Div. of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases; Drug-resistant S. pneumoniae Disease
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