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ACUTE PYOGENIC MENIGITIS: AN AUTOPSY CASE REPORT

Kinako Sam Ewun and Izein Narugayam Claudius

Abstract:-

Acute pyogenic meningitis can be complicated with tonsillar herniationand this makes theclinical management of the patient very arduous and in some case lead to death. The case of a 13-year-old female admitted to the children emergency unit due to meningitis secondary to lobar pneumonia. The autopsy showed central cyanosis, lobar pneumonia, cerebraloedema, exudate around the brain, cerebral oedema and tonsillar herniation. Brain smear revealed numerous gram positive cocci in chains and tonsillar herniation secondary to acute pyogenic meningitis was the cause of death.

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