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Pneumococcal meningitis masquerading as subarachnoid haemorrhage

Chatterjee, Taposh; Gowardman, John; Goh, Tony

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A 43-year-old woman taking warfarin for past venous thrombosis presented with 4 days of flu-like symptoms and deterioration in level of consciousness. Computed tomography suggested subarachnoid haemorrhage, and magnetic resonance imaging showed widespread cerebral infarcts. However, these seemed out of proportion to the amount of haemorrhage, and lumbar puncture revealed meningitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae.

dc.contributor.authorChatterjee, Taposh
dc.contributor.authorGowardman, John
dc.contributor.authorGoh, Tony
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:31:47Z
dc.date.available2015-12-13T22:31:47Z
dc.identifier.issn0025-729X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/75414
dc.description.abstractA 43-year-old woman taking warfarin for past venous thrombosis presented with 4 days of flu-like symptoms and deterioration in level of consciousness. Computed tomography suggested subarachnoid haemorrhage, and magnetic resonance imaging showed widespread cerebral infarcts. However, these seemed out of proportion to the amount of haemorrhage, and lumbar puncture revealed meningitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae.
dc.publisherAustralasian Medical Association
dc.sourceMedical Journal of Australia
dc.subjectKeywords: cardiolipin antibody; ceftriaxone; corticosteroid derivative; glucose; heparin; midazolam; morphine; nimodipine; protein; vancomycin; warfarin; adult; anticoagulant therapy; article; bacterial meningitis; blood pressure measurement; body temperature; brai
dc.titlePneumococcal meningitis masquerading as subarachnoid haemorrhage
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume178
dc.date.issued2003
local.identifier.absfor111499 - Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub4608
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationChatterjee, Taposh, The Canberra Hospital
local.contributor.affiliationGowardman, John, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationGoh, Tony, The Canberra Hospital
local.bibliographicCitation.issue10
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage7
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T09:02:40Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-0038135193
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