Primary meningitis due to Fusobacterium nucleatum successfully treated with ceftriaxone in a healthy adult male. Academic Article uri icon


  • Fusobacterium nucleatum is a rod-shaped gram-negative obligate anaerobe; this organism, and other anaerobes, are usually not a part of the culture performed for a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) sample. To date, four cases of Fusobacterium meningitis in adults have been published. We report successful treatment of a case of primary meningitis due to Fusobacterium nucleatum in an otherwise healthy 72-year-old male.

published proceedings

  • IDCases

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Hintze, T., Steed, M., Sievers, E., Bagwell, J. T., & Selfa, N.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Hintze, Trager||Steed, Michelle||Sievers, Eric||Bagwell, John T||Selfa, Nicola

publication date

  • January 2019