Swimmer’s meningitis and epilepsy linked to rare bacterium: case study

Metagenomic sequencing was the key to identifying the culprit, neurologists say.
Rachel Fieldhouse

A summertime swim has resulted in purulent meningitis and secondary epilepsy for one middle-aged man, with doctors tracing the CNS infection to a recently discovered microbe.

The patient, aged in his late 50s, presented to ED in Lianyungang, China after experiencing a five-minute-long seizure with twitching on his right side and sudden loss of consciousness.