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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2012 Jun;51(6):380-382. English. Case Report.
Kim MS , Ju CI , Kim SW , Lee HY .
Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea.
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea. chosunns@hanmail.net
Department of Anesthesia, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea.
Abstract

Bacterial meningitis is rarely complicated by an intradural spinal abscess, and recurrent meningitis is an uncommon presentation of a spinal intramedullary abscess. Here, we report a 63-year-old patient with recurrent meningitis as the first manifestation of an underlying spinal intramedullary abscess. To the best of our knowledge, no previous report has been issued on recurrent meningitis accompanied by a spinal intramedullary abscess in an adult. In this article, the pathophysiological mechanism of this uncommon entity is discussed and the relevant literature reviewed.

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