IJSR International Journal of Scientific Research 2277 - 8179 Indian Society for Health and Advanced Research ijsr-8-2-17912 Original Research Paper Invasive pneumococcal infection in an infant: a case report Chaturvedi Dr. Sadab Khan Dr. Anita Pandey Dr. February 2019 8 2 01 02 ABSTRACT


Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major pathogen of humans, causing diseases such as pneumonia,bacteremia and meningitis. The authors report a case of pneumococcal septicemia withmeningitis in an infant. The objective of reporting this case is to highlight the importance of blood culture for early diagnosis. Alertness and rapid diagnosis led to favorable outcome in our case.