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Title: Bacterial meningitis associated with a complex ischiorectal abscess.
Austin Authors: Simpson, Marion A ;Keston, Peter;Bridges, Alan;Macleod, Malcolm R
Department of Neurology, The Austin Hospital, 145 Studley Road, Heidelberg 3084, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2009
Publication information: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 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.
Gov't Doc #: 19800242
DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2009.03.040
Journal: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Abducens Nerve Diseases.etiology
Back Pain.etiology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging.methods
Meningitis, Bacterial.complications
Urinary Retention.etiology
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