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Bacterial meningitis of an infant with Currarino triad.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12607487     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Currarino triad is a rarely hereditary condition including: (1) an anorectal malformation, (2) an anterior sacral defect, and (3) a presacral mass. Autosomal dominant transmission is suggested. We reported one case of Currarino triad, who was a 3-month-old male with sacral dysgenesis, imperforated anus and enteric cyst. This case presented with acute lower limbs paralysis due to bacterial meningitis complicated with acute arachnoiditis. The diagnosis of this condition led to a work-up of his sibling, who was found to have an incomplete type. The purpose of this case is to emphasize that a high index of suspicion for timely diagnosis and treatment of Currarino triad could prevent devastating complications.
I-Ching Chou; Suk-Chen Mak; Ta-Pi Lin; Ching-Shiang Chi; Hai-Chii Pen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica Taiwanica = Taiwan er ke yi xue hui za zhi     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1608-8115     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr Taiwan     Publication Date:    2002 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-02-27     Completed Date:  2003-03-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100958202     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr Taiwan     Country:  China (Republic: 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  288-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple*
Arachnoiditis / etiology*
Meningitis, Bacterial / etiology*

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