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Recurrent meningitis associated with congenital paravertebral dermal sinus tract.
Turk J Pediatr. 1998 Jan-Mar; 40(1):121-5.TJ

Abstract

Recurrent meningitis is a rare but important event that needs to be searched for a predisposing factor. Congenital dermal sinuses occurring in the midline are among the etiological factors. Here, an 18-month-old boy with three attacks of recurrent meningitis due to a paramedian dermal sinus tract is presented. Klebsiella was the cultured causative agent. The lesion was suspected on physical examination and demonstrated by lumbosacral magnetic resonance imaging. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case in English-language literature of the paravertebrally located dermal sinus tract resulting in recurrent meningitis. Therefore, a careful physical examination, especially including the paravertebral region beside the midline, is essential. Magnetic resonance imaging is a non-invasive descriptive method in the evaluation of congenital dermal sinus tracts.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics, Hecettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9673538

Citation

Andiran, N, et al. "Recurrent Meningitis Associated With Congenital Paravertebral Dermal Sinus Tract." The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 40, no. 1, 1998, pp. 121-5.
Andiran N, Coşkun T, Ozaydin E, et al. Recurrent meningitis associated with congenital paravertebral dermal sinus tract. Turk J Pediatr. 1998;40(1):121-5.
Andiran, N., Coşkun, T., Ozaydin, E., & Seçmeer, G. (1998). Recurrent meningitis associated with congenital paravertebral dermal sinus tract. The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, 40(1), 121-5.
Andiran N, et al. Recurrent Meningitis Associated With Congenital Paravertebral Dermal Sinus Tract. Turk J Pediatr. 1998 Jan-Mar;40(1):121-5. PubMed PMID: 9673538.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Recurrent meningitis associated with congenital paravertebral dermal sinus tract. AU - Andiran,N, AU - Coşkun,T, AU - Ozaydin,E, AU - Seçmeer,G, PY - 1998/7/23/pubmed PY - 1998/7/23/medline PY - 1998/7/23/entrez SP - 121 EP - 5 JF - The Turkish journal of pediatrics JO - Turk. J. Pediatr. VL - 40 IS - 1 N2 - Recurrent meningitis is a rare but important event that needs to be searched for a predisposing factor. Congenital dermal sinuses occurring in the midline are among the etiological factors. Here, an 18-month-old boy with three attacks of recurrent meningitis due to a paramedian dermal sinus tract is presented. Klebsiella was the cultured causative agent. The lesion was suspected on physical examination and demonstrated by lumbosacral magnetic resonance imaging. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case in English-language literature of the paravertebrally located dermal sinus tract resulting in recurrent meningitis. Therefore, a careful physical examination, especially including the paravertebral region beside the midline, is essential. Magnetic resonance imaging is a non-invasive descriptive method in the evaluation of congenital dermal sinus tracts. SN - 0041-4301 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9673538/Recurrent_meningitis_associated_with_congenital_paravertebral_dermal_sinus_tract_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -