Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea and recurrent meningitis.

  title={Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea and recurrent meningitis.},
  author={Dennis G. Pappas and Paul E Hammerschlag and Margaret R. Hammerschlag},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={17 3},
Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea is the result of transdural communication between the subarachnoid space and the skull base. A transdural fistula may originate from the anterior, middle, or posterior cranial compartments. All skull-base sites of leakage potentially lead to the nasal cavity. Recurrent meningitis is commonly associated with such a direct source of bacterial contamination. Organisms associated with recurrent meningitis secondary to cerebrospinal fluid leaks are commonly found in… CONTINUE READING