Retroperitoneal infection complicated by bacterial meningitis and ventriculitis with secondary brainstem infarction

Joshua Z. Willey*, Shyam Prabhakaran, Robert DelaPaz

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Abstract

Introduction: Retroperitoneal abscesses have been previously reported to cause infectious meningitis. Cerebral infarction is a known complication of basilar meningitis. Summary of Case: We present a case where a comatose patient with a known retroperitoneal abscess was diagnosed via Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with extensive brainstem infarction secondary to basilar meningitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-194
Number of pages3
JournalNeurocritical Care
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007

Keywords

  • Brainstem
  • Infarction
  • Meningitis
  • Retroperitoneal
  • Ventriculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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