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Child with recurrent meningitis: Encephalocele causing anterior cranial fossa defect with CSF rhinorrhoea

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V. Mayoorathy ,

General Hospital Kalutara, LK
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S. Doluweera

General Hospital Kalutara, LK
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Abstract

Recurrent meningitis in children is potentially life threatening, causing long term morbidities and psychological trauma to the patient through the repeated hospital admission and multiple invasive investigations.

 

Immune deficiency and bacterial migration along congenital or acquired pathways connecting CSF pathways to external surfaces are the two important aetiologies which should be taken into consideration1.

 

We report a case of a boy who presented with recurrent meningitis due to defect in the anterior cranial fossa ethmoidal air cells.
How to Cite: Mayoorathy V, Doluweera S. Child with recurrent meningitis: Encephalocele causing anterior cranial fossa defect with CSF rhinorrhoea. Jaffna Medical Journal. 2018;30(2):35–7. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jmj.v30i2.26
Published on 28 Dec 2018.
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