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The Pediatric Forum
June 1998

Bulging Anterior Fontanel

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Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998;152(6):608. doi:

We read with great interest the article by Rothman and Lee1 in the January issue of the ARCHIVES. A bulging fontanel is a medical emergency because of its association with serious underlying central nervous system disease.24 Drs Rothman and Lee have demonstrated radiographically the pathophysiology of bulging fontanel and meningitis.

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