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Title: Bacterial meningitis associated with a complex ischiorectal abscess.
Authors: Simpson, Marion A;Keston, Peter;Bridges, Alan;Macleod, Malcolm R
Affiliation: Department of Neurology, The Austin Hospital, 145 Studley Road, Heidelberg 3084, Victoria, Australia. marion.simpson@doctors.org.uk
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2009
Citation: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience : Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia 2009; 16(12): 1682-3
Abstract: We describe a case of bacterial meningitis in a 37 year old man resulting from the direct extension of an spontaneously occurring ischiorectal abscess into the intradural space. The patient presented with back pain and urinary retention and this was followed by the development of headache, photophobia and a left VIth nerve palsy. The patient was not diabetic or immunocompromised. He was treated with broad spectrum antibiotics and with drainage of the ischiorectal abscess; no organism was grown from blood, abscess contents or cerebrospinal fluid. He went on to make a full recovery.
Internal ID Number: 19800242
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/10894
DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2009.03.040
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19800242
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Abducens Nerve Diseases.etiology
Abscess.complications
Adult
Back Pain.etiology
Headache.etiology
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging.methods
Male
Meningitis, Bacterial.complications
Urinary Retention.etiology
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