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Spinal cord infarction as a severe complication of meningococcal meningitis.
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PMID:  14769499     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Spinal cord infarction is a rare complication of bacterial meningitis and is, therefore, generally unknown. We describe a patient who developed a flaccid paraparesis 2 weeks after being diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis. The etiology of spinal cord infarction is multifactorial, but vascular mechanisms and coagulation abnormalities play an important role. Epidural hemorrhage and spinal abscess should be considered in the differential diagnosis.
Authors:
S.C.I. Van Egeraat; E.T.L. Van Munster; H.W. Bodewes; J.G. Van Der Hoeven
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of internal medicine     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1879-0828     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-Feb-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9003220     Medline TA:  Eur J Intern Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  383-385     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Jeroen Bosch Hospital, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.
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