Pneumococcal Meningitis

  • Sherry A. Klumpp
  • Harold M. McClure
Part of the Monographs on Pathology of Laboratory Animals book series (LABORATORY)

Abstract

The most consistent gross feature of pneumococcal meningitis is localized to diffuse, mild to marked, vascular congestion of the cerebral and/or cerebellar leptomeninges (Fox and Wikse 1971; Kaufmann and Quist 1969). In severe cases, meningeal hemorrhage may be apparent. The vascular congestion may be accompanied by a gray opacity of the meninges or by a thin layer of a white to yellow exudate localized to the sulci (Fig. 191) (Fox and Wikse 1971; Kaufmann and Quist 1969). On rare occasions no gross lesions are apparent (Fox and Wikse 1971).

Synonyms

Diplococcal meningitis 

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  • Sherry A. Klumpp
  • Harold M. McClure

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