AL-Takhassusi Hospital, Saudi Arabia
Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Health Med Informat
Recurrent bacterial meningitis in pediatrics is a challenging diagnosis with a limited number of researches about it. Structural approach and early diagnosis of an underlying pathology are crucial to prevent further episodes and improve the overall outcome. 1.3% of children with bacterial meningitis had experienced at lease one previous episode of bacterial meningitis previously. Anatomic abnormalities are the most common predisposing factor of RBM. Congenital ear malformation is the leading cause. Immunodeficienies are of much less importance with terminal complements deficiency as the main cause. Histroy of head trauma is important but should not exclude other possibilities. The aim of this presentation is to present a rare case of RBM and put an approach plan for children with such presentation.
Gihad Alsaeed has graduated from Syria Aleppo University 1991 and completed his Pediatric training at University Hospitals. Also finished his Child health Diploma from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ireland 1998 and his Membership of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health of England 2008. He has published about 30 publications in peer review academic journals and 3 Books. He is a full time pediatric consultant in Dr. Sulaiman Alhabib hospital since 2012 and an Editorial Board Member in 2 Journals: Acta Paediatrica and American Journal of Pediatrics.