Coma in fulminant pneumococcal meningitis: New MRI observations

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We report a 45-year-old man with fulminant pneumococcal meningitis. Fluid attenuated inverse ratio MR images showed the ravaging consequences of occlusive vasculopathy and a transient purulent basal exudate. Bilateral thalamic lesions may have explained the failure to awaken despite appropriate antibiotic therapy.

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