Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure in Pyogenic Meningitis

  • R. A. Minns
  • H. M. Engleman
  • H. Stirling

Abstract

The evidence for RIP in pyrogenic meningitis has relied on—necropsy reports of coning (approximately 30%); the recognition that some clinical signs are unequivocally due to raised pressure (tense nonpulsatile fontanelle); imaging evidence of ventriculomegaly; therapeutic evidence of clinical improvement following hyperosmolar agents; and very few objective pressure measurements.

Key words

Meningitis Cerebrospinal fluid pressure 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Minns
    • 1
  • H. M. Engleman
    • 1
  • H. Stirling
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Paediatric NeurologyRoyal Hospital for Sick ChildrenEdinburghScotland

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