Normotensive hydrocephalus complicating recurrent E. coli meningitis

D. Zamir, R. Magadle, P. Weiner

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Abstract

E. coli meningitis is a disease that occurs in predisposed patients, either as a result of trauma or in neonates after neurosurgery. Recurrent E. coli meningitis in an adult without any apparent predisposition is uncommon, and hydrocephalus complicating bacterial meningitis is even more rare. We report a unique case of a 67-year-old alcoholic man who had had 2 consecutive episodes of E. coli meningitis within 2 months. In both episodes there was a favorable response to ceftriaxone. However, normotensive hydrocephalus appeared a few weeks later, with mental and physical deterioration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-504, 567
JournalHarefuah
Volume135
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)

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