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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 317–318 | Cite as

Group B streptococcal meningitis: a case of transverse myelitis with spinal cord and posterior fossa cysts

  • Surasak Puvabanditsin
  • Elzbieta W. Wojdylo
  • Eugene Garrow
  • Karl Kalavantavanich

Abstract

Myelopathy is an infrequently reported complication of bacterial meningitis. We report the case of a preterm neonate with group B streptococcal meningitis who developed acute transverse myelopathy with subsequent spinal cord cavitation noted by MRI. The destruction of the cerebellum and obstructive hydrocephalus resulted in a posterior fossa cyst.

Keywords

Spinal Cord Meningitis Cavitation Hydrocephalus Posterior Fossa 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Surasak Puvabanditsin
    • 1
  • Elzbieta W. Wojdylo
    • 2
  • Eugene Garrow
    • 1
  • Karl Kalavantavanich
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, USAUS
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics, Jersey City Medical Center, 50 Baldwin Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304, USAUS

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