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Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea and recurrent meningitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8218677     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea is the result of transdural communication between the subarachnoid space and the skull base. A transdural fistula may originate from the anterior, middle, or posterior cranial compartments. All skull-base sites of leakage potentially lead to the nasal cavity. Recurrent meningitis is commonly associated with such a direct source of bacterial contamination. Organisms associated with recurrent meningitis secondary to cerebrospinal fluid leaks are commonly found in the upper respiratory tract. We report a case of recurrent meningitis in a 5-year-old girl that highlights the problem of cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea, and we discuss etiology, current diagnostic techniques, and surgical management.
D G Pappas; P E Hammerschlag; M Hammerschlag
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1058-4838     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-12-15     Completed Date:  1993-12-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  364-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, New York University School of Medicine, New York 10016.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Child, Preschool
Meningitis, Pneumococcal / etiology*

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