Treatment-resistant meningitis leading to the diagnosis of Currarino syndrome: A 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.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Kiefer, A. S.,
Fischer, P. R.
(2009). Treatment-resistant meningitis leading to the diagnosis of Currarino syndrome: A case report. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 28(6), 547-549.
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