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J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2004, 4(4): 7-12 Back to browse issues page
Recurrent Meningitis: a Case Report
Moharram Aghabalaei *
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Recurrent meningitis is a rare incident and is likely to have multiple etiologies, which could lead to repeated admissions to the hospitals. A detailed investigation of congenital and anatomic anomalies facilitating bacterial entry into the subarchnoid space is mandatory in these patients. A proper diagnosis can often be obtained through taking a complete history, previous admissions, and complete clinical and radiological examinations. The present case is a 25-year-old woman with 8 admissins because of meningitis. After being hospitalized for a long time and relative improvement, she was operated for the first time. The surgery was repeated due to rhinorrhea and the diagnosis of mondini congenital dysplasia in direct relationship with intranasal space. This led to the complete recovery of the patient. Anosmia her only problem at the present time.
Keywords: Recurrent Meningitis, Congenital Anomaly, Rhinorrhea, Mondini Congenital Dysplasia
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Special
Received: 2002/09/6 | Accepted: 2004/02/28 | Published: 2005/04/29
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Aghabalaei M. Recurrent Meningitis: a Case Report. J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2004; 4 (4) :7-12
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Volume 4, Issue 4 (Winter 2004) Back to browse issues page
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