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Pediatr Neurosurg. 2001 Jul;35(1):24-8.

Sudden death from fulminant acute cerebellitis.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Abstract

Acute cerebellitis is postulated to result from viral and/or autoimmune etiologies. This disease has been reported to have a variable course. We report a case of sudden death from acute fulminant cerebellitis in a 13-year-old ballet dancer. Serial CT and MRI demonstrated rapid progression of the disease. Histopathologic correlation is provided. The etiologies, clinical course, therapeutic interventions and postmortem evaluation of this potentially life-threatening condition are briefly reviewed.

PMID:
11490187
DOI:
10.1159/000050381
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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