Treatment-resistant meningitis leading to the diagnosis of Currarino syndrome: A case report

Document Type

Case Report


Paediatrics and Child Health


A 20-day-old female infant developed fever. Sepsis evaluation revealed cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis and a modestly decreased CSF glucose. After 48 hours of broad-spectrum antibiotics, the infant remained febrile. Repeat CSF analysis showed increased pleocytosis and a very low glucose value. Subsequently, a rectothecal fistula and sacral abnormalities were found, leading to the diagnosis of Currarino syndrome. Parameningeal foci should be considered in treatment-resistant meningitis.


This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

Publication (Name of Journal)

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal