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April 4, 1980

Spinal Cord Involvement in Acute Bacterial Meningitis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

JAMA. 1980;243(13):1362-1363. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300390046022

A 25-month-old boy had the development of respiratory arrest and quadriplegia with a T-10 sensory level during the acute phase of Haemophilus influenzae meningitis. The sequelae of spinal cord involvement of bacterial meningitis are reviewed. A possible mechanism of the spinal cord involvement in this case is discussed with reference to known pathology of H influenzae meningitis.

(JAMA 243:1362-1363, 1980)