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Mother died after meningitis was dismissed as a migraine

Lissa Beechey, 39, from Bridgend, was sent home after going to hospital on September 10 2015 complaining of fatigue, crippling headaches and eyes so sensitive she was forced to wear sunglasses.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Pituitary adenomas make up 10% of intracranial tumors, but because of their location, they may go undetected for long periods. In this article, we report the case of a 68-year-old white man found deceased in his residence, who died of acute pituitary tumor apoplexy. He was known to have severe symptoms including acute headache, vision loss, and altered behavior. When found, his home was in extreme disarray, mimicking a possible assault. At autopsy, the decedent had multiple superficial abrasions about the upper and lower extremities, as well as a 2.5 × 3-cm pituitary adenoma compressing the carotid arteries and optic...
Source: The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology - Category: Forensic Medicine Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
Conclusion: This case report highlights focal encephalitis with concomitant pulmonary complications after influenza A infection.
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Fundamental and Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare scrub typhus meningitis with bacterial and tuberculous meningitis. METHODS: Children aged
Source: Indian Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research
Conclusion: Clinical presentation of CM in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients was similar. Though previous studies noted less inflammation in immunocompromised patients, in this series it was noted that both immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients mounted similar inflammatory response. Since the presentation of CM is variable, all cases of meningitis should be screened for the same. PMID: 29319242 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
ConclusionsAn intradural spinal chordoma is difficult to distinguish from a neurogenic tumor by imaging. When the lesion is dumbbell-shaped, it is easily misdiagnosed as a schwannoma. In the present case, the tumor was intradural and located at the level of the C6 and C7 vertebrae. Preoperative diagnosis was difficult, and the final diagnosis required pathological examination.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionNot every diffuse restriction observed on MRI indicates an ischemic stroke. Although radiologic images of the splenium may suggest acute ischemic infarction, the actual cause may be another pathology. Therefore, the symptoms and aetiologies of patients with splenium lesions should be considered and investigated from a wide range of perspectives.
Source: Acta Neurologica Belgica - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2017 Source:The Lancet Neurology, Volume 16, Issue 12 Author(s): James F Howard, Kimiaki Utsugisawa, Michael Benatar, Hiroyuki Murai, Richard J Barohn, Isabel Illa, Saiju Jacob, John Vissing, Ted M Burns, John T Kissel, Srikanth Muppidi, Richard J Nowak, Fanny O'Brien, Jing-Jing Wang, Renato Mantegazza Background Complement is likely to have a role in refractory generalised myasthenia gravis, but no approved therapies specifically target this system. Results from a phase 2 study suggested that eculizumab, a terminal complement inhibitor, produced clinically meaningful improvements in patients wi...
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIntrathecal methylprednisolone acetate (Depo-Medrol)  therapy seems not fully safe due to reported adverse events. The use of other forms of corticosteroid therapy free from excipients should be emphasized such as soluble methylprednisolone sodium succinate.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Ollie Towler-Jones was used to the occasional hangover — so when he woke up with a crashing headache and nausea after a late night at a music festival in Suffolk, he tried to sleep it off.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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