Respiratory arrest and cervical spinal cord infarction following lumbar puncture in meningitis.

@article{Norman1982RespiratoryAA,
  title={Respiratory arrest and cervical spinal cord infarction following lumbar puncture in meningitis.},
  author={M. G. Norman},
  journal={The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques},
  year={1982},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={443-7}
}
  • M. G. Norman
  • Published 1982 in
    The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le…
A 6-year-old child with meningitis had a respiratory arrest 20 minutes after a lumbar puncture. Thereafter she required maintenance on a ventilator, had a flaccid quadriplegia, and died 12 days later. Necropsy showed infarction of the central portion of the cord at the level of the decussation of the pyramids. The suggested mechanism of damage is compression of the arterial supply to the cord at the level of the foramen magnum by herniated cerebellar tonsils; concomitant hypotension may have… CONTINUE READING

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Other separate mechanisms by which the cord can be damaged in meningitis are vasculitis , thrombosis and arachnoiditis .
Other separate mechanisms by which the cord can be damaged in meningitis are vasculitis , thrombosis and arachnoiditis .
Other separate mechanisms by which the cord can be damaged in meningitis are vasculitis , thrombosis and arachnoiditis .
Other separate mechanisms by which the cord can be damaged in meningitis are vasculitis , thrombosis and arachnoiditis .
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