Recurrent meningitis caused by cervico-medullary abscess, a rare presentation

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Recurrent bacterial meningitis is usually a complication of cranial anatomical defect or the result of impaired humoral immunity, notably, defects of the complement system and agammaglobulinemia. It could present a diverse range of symptoms.


Meningitis as a presentation of intramedullary abscess is not common. Here we present a 7-year-old boy with recurrent meningitis as the first manifestation of an underlying upper cervical cord abscess.

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