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.
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ConclusionsThese data show the broad spectrum of initial symptoms of AE; the correct initial diagnosis of AE is often missed or delayed. Hence, clinicians in neurological and psychiatric hospitals should consider AE in the differential diagnosis of cases with atypical clinical presentations.
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Source: International Journal of Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: research
Background and Objectives Postdural puncture headache (PDPH) is a severe and debilitating complication of unintentional dural puncture. The criterion-standard treatment for PDPH has been epidural blood patch (EBP), but it is an invasive intervention with the potential for severe complications, such as meningitis and paralysis. We believe this is the first ever 17-year retrospective chart review in which we compare the effectiveness of sphenopalatine ganglion block (SPGB) to EBP for PDPH treatment in postpartum patients. Methods We conducted a chart review of the first authors' obstetric patients who experienced PDPH f...
Source: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: OBSTETRIC ANALGESIA: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
Conclusion: Diagnosis of CNS TB should be based on clinical features and 3 or more supportive criteria rather than CSF positivity on staining or culture. Rapid and early diagnosis by positive CSF PCR and CT/MRI findings should replace CSF AFB staining and culture in further for the diagnosis of CNS TB. PMID: 30341844 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
We describe some of the neurological cases portrayed in Mann's work, and particularly epilepsy described in The Buddenbrooks, Felix Krull and The Magic Mountain, meningitis, neurosyphilis and migraines depicted in Doctor Faustus, and essential tremor described in The Magic Mountain and Doctor Faustus. We conclude with reflections about Mann's interest in diseases and particularly in neurology. PMID: 30336458 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Tags: Front Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research
ConclusionTo the best of our knowledge, this case is the first report regarding the association between barotrauma and intracranial complications of acute rhinosinusitis. A high index of suspicion and well-timed surgical evacuation may ensure a full recovery.
Source: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Conclusion In this setting, patients with CNS infections present late with severe disease and often associated with advanced HIV infection. Tuberculosis, toxoplasmosis, and cryptococcosis are common. High mortality and long-term morbidity underline the need for service improvements and further study.
Source: Neurology Clinical Practice - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Encephalitis, Meningitis, HIV, Prognosis Research Source Type: research
Conclusions RM is a rare manifestation of RA and often presents with stroke-like episodes. It is currently not implemented in the workup of aseptic meningitis in national guidelines. Crucial clues for diagnosis included recurrent stroke-like episodes refractory to antiepileptic treatment, headache and constitutional symptoms, meningeal enhancement on MRI, CSF pleocytosis, and positive serology findings for ACPA and RF. Prognosis is favorable with early immunosuppressive treatment.
Source: Neurology Clinical Practice - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Autoimmune diseases, Meningitis, All Clinical Neurology Review Source Type: research
ConclusionIn a patient with an aseptic meningitis like presentation, the presence of optic neuritis, brain and/or spinal cord lesions should raise suspicion for an MOG-Ab related syndrome.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Abstract Cytomegalovirus meningitis/meningoencephalitis is a potentially fatal complication following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation that causes significant morbidity and mortality. In the pre-transplant setting, a few cases involving lymphoid malignancies have been reported. However, there have been no reports of patients with myeloid malignancies. A 36-year-old man with relapsed acute myeloid leukemia received high-dose cytarabine-containing salvage chemotherapies and then developed grade 4 lymphopenia for more than one month. Subsequently, the patient developed pyrexia, accompanying headache, nausea, a...
Source: International Journal of Hematology - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Int J Hematol Source Type: research
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