Recurrent meningitis in frontoethmoidal encephalocele

Journal of Clinical Case Reports

ISSN: 2165-7920

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Recurrent meningitis in frontoethmoidal encephalocele

International Meeting on Clinical Case Reports

April 18-20, 2016 Dubai, UAE

Mona Youssef Maalawi

Taiba Hospital, Kuwait

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Clin Case Rep

Abstract :

An 8 years old boy presented to the casualty with severe headache, fever and persistent vomiting. He was diagnosed as H. I. Meningitis which was confirmed by lumbar puncture. The patient had history of same diagnosis 6 months ago. He has completed his treatment course and received vaccination with all his contacts. No systemic diseases were found as sickle cell disease or immune deficiency. MRI brain and sinuses revealed a small defect in frontoethmoidal bone and a small encephalocele. After completion of treatment and follow up lumbar puncture which was sterile, the child underwent operation to correct the defect. Follow up for 2 years showed non recurrence of the case and complete resolution of any symptoms as headache. Local causes of recurrent meningitis, in spite is rare, but should be excluded.

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