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Recurrent bacterial meningitis accompanied by a spinal intramedullary abscess.
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PMID:  22949971     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Bacterial meningitis is rarely complicated by an intradural spinal abscess, and recurrent meningitis is an uncommon presentation of a spinal intramedullary abscess. Here, we report a 63-year-old patient with recurrent meningitis as the first manifestation of an underlying spinal intramedullary abscess. To the best of our knowledge, no previous report has been issued on recurrent meningitis accompanied by a spinal intramedullary abscess in an adult. In this article, the pathophysiological mechanism of this uncommon entity is discussed and the relevant literature reviewed.
Authors:
Min Seong Kim; Chang Il Ju; Seok Won Kim; Hyun Young Lee
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1598-7876     ISO Abbreviation:  J Korean Neurosurg Soc     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-05     Completed Date:  2012-09-06     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101467054     Medline TA:  J Korean Neurosurg Soc     Country:  Korea (South)    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  380-2     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea.
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