Basal Ganglia Injury With Extrapyramidal Presentation

  title={Basal Ganglia Injury With Extrapyramidal Presentation},
  author={Ori Scott and Simona Hasal and Helly R Goez},
  journal={Journal of Child Neurology},
  pages={1489 - 1492}
Basal ganglia injury, accompanied by extrapyramidal signs, has been described in the setting of chronic tuberculous meningitis; however, such injury rarely occurs in acute bacterial meningitis and has never been reported with meningococcal meningitis. We report the case of a boy who developed tongue bradykinesia and dysarthria 1 week following presentation with meningococcal meningitis. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed bilateral basal ganglia lesions, suspected to result from cytotoxic edema… 

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