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J Pediatr Neurosci. 2018 Jul-Sep;13(3):343-345. doi: 10.4103/JPN.JPN_125_17.

Pyogenic Meningitis Complicated with Extensive Central Nervous System Vasculitis and Moyamoya Vasculopathy.

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1
Department of Pediatrics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
2
Department of Radiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Abstract

Meningitis is an uncommon complications of head trauma. Vasculitis in bacterial meningitis is seen in 9%-25% of adults. Neurological deficits in bacterial meningitis are seen in about one-third of children. Isolated cranial nerve palsies are common, whereas major deficits such as hemiparesis and quadriparesis are rare. We describe a case of a 7-year-old boy who had post-traumatic meningitis complicated with quadriparesis and severe vasculitis of bilateral anterior and posterior circulation with moyamoya vasculopathy.

KEYWORDS:

Head trauma; hemiparesis; quadriparesis; stroke; traumatic brain injury

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