Streptococcus pneumoniae meningoencephalitis with unusual and widespread white matter lesions.

@article{Jorens2008StreptococcusPM,
  title={Streptococcus pneumoniae meningoencephalitis with unusual and widespread white matter lesions.},
  author={Philippe Jorens and Paul M. Parizel and Marek Wojciechowski and Annick M Laridon and Annick De Weerdt and Geert Mertens and Berten Ceulemans},
  journal={European journal of paediatric neurology : EJPN : official journal of the European Paediatric Neurology Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={127-32}
}
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a common cause of bacterial meningitis, frequently leading to death or severe neurological impairment. We report an exceptional case of a 7-month-old child with meningoencephalitis caused by S. pneumoniae. Peculiar, widespread and unique signal abnormalities were found on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with extensive central nervous white matter injury as well as evidence of thrombosis of the lateral transverse sinus. These changes were observed very early in the… CONTINUE READING

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