Do not miss the opportunity to download our app on the Google Play Store. Click here to enjoy it. Female patient, 3-month-old, was admitted to the emergency service presenting hypoactivity, weak suction and fever for 4 days. Her medical history is unremarkable.
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Do not miss the opportunity to download our app on the Google Play Store. Click here to enjoy it. Female patient, 3-month-old, was admitted to the emergency service presenting hypoactivity, weak suction and fever for 4 days. Her medical history is unremarkable. At physical examination, the patient was irritable, normal pupillary reaction, ptosis and mydriasis at the left eye as well as a tense and bulging anterior fontanel.
The CBC and lumbar puncture confirmed the clinical suspicion of meningitis by Neisseria meningitidis meningococcus. Despite treatment with ceftriaxone the patient progressed with persistent fever, being requested computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. Based on clinical history and the images presented, what is the most possible complication presented by the patient? Meningococcal disease in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in the 20th century: epidemiological characteristics.
Cad Saude Publica. Association of variants of the gene for mannose-binding lectin with susceptibility to meningococcal disease. Meningococcal Research Group. Bacterial meningitis in children. Pediatr Clin N Am. J Bras Neurocirurg. Bacterial meningitis in children older than one month: Clinical features and diagnosis. Bacterial meningitis in children older than one month: Treatment and prognosis. Please check back again shortly. Unfortunately there is no english translation available yet for this case.
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