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J Child Neurol. 2014 Oct;29(10):NP92-5. doi: 10.1177/0883073813504243. Epub 2013 Oct 3.

Pachymeningitis in a young child responded to antitubercular therapy: a case report.

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  • 1Pediatrics Intensive Care Unit, B. L. Kapur Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, India drsharma025@gmail.com.
  • 2Pediatrics Intensive Care Unit, B. L. Kapur Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

Pachymeningitis is a rare disease of diverse etiology mainly affecting the adult population. Only 4 pediatric cases have been reported till now. We report the youngest child with pachymeningitis from India. Our case responded very well to antitubercular therapy with near complete recovery. Antitubercular therapy can be considered in children from endemic countries with hypertrophic pachymeningitis before labeling their condition as idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis.

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KEYWORDS:

antitubercular therapy; pachymeningitis; pediatric

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