Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis due to Streptococcus mitis and Staphylococcus lugdunensis
Dr. Sandhya Nagarakanti,
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 201 Lyons Ave, G 3, Newark, NJ 07112, USA.
Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis (CST) is a rare, life-threatening condition that may result from the direct spread of infection from the nose, ears, teeth or sinuses. It is most commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus sp. We present a case of CST caused by Strepotococcus mitis and Staphylococcus lugdunensis. Early surgical intervention with aggressive medical management is needed as the syndrome carries a high mortality. To our knowledge this is the first case of CST associated with these two organisms.