Pneumococcal Meningitis Complicated by Spinal Cord Dysfunction and Acute Polyradiculopathy.
Conclusion: Our case demonstrates the development of spinal cord dysfunction (supported by the sudden onset of paraplegia and the presence of a sensory level) and polyradiculopathy (flaccid paralysis, ascending weakness, and absence of response in neurophysiologic studies suggesting severe damage to the peripheral nerves). The appearance of either complication is unusual, and the simultaneous occurrence of both complications is even more uncommon. PMID: 32612480 [PubMed]
Shanshan Zhang1, Dongli Yuan2 and Ge Tan1* 1Department of Neurology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China 2The Institute of Medical Information, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China Primary systemic vasculitis can affect every structure in both the central and peripheral nervous system, causing varied neurological manifestations of neurological dysfunction. Early recognition of the underlying causes of the neurological symptoms can facilitate timely treatment and improve the prognosis. This review highlights the clinical manifestations of primary systemic vasc...
Conditions: Myasthenia Gravis; Guillain-Barre Syndrome; Multiple Sclerosis; Seizures; Parkinsonism; Meningitis; Encephalitis; Headache; Vestibular Disorder; Spondylosis; Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Interventions: Behavioral: Current standard discharge educational intervention; Behavioral: Personalized discharge educational intervention Sponsor: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Not yet recruiting