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Iatrogenic Bacterial Meningitis: an unmasked threat.
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PMID:  22813400     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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ABSTRACTIatrogenic bacterial meningitis (IBM) is a rare but serious complication of neuraxial procedures, such as spinal and epidural anesthesia or lumbar puncture. We report a case of a 46-year-old female who presented to the emergency department with bacterial meningitis after spinal anesthesia. We review the existing literature outlining the pathogenesis, vector hypothesis, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention as they relate to IBM. We highlight the role of the emergency physician in the rapid diagnosis of this disease, and underscore the need for sterile technique when performing lumbar punctures.
Authors:
Robert Barnwell; Vincent Ball
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  CJEM     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1481-8035     ISO Abbreviation:  CJEM     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100893237     Medline TA:  CJEM     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  259-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
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