Coma in fulminant pneumococcal meningitis: New MRI observations

Steven Vernino, Eelco F M Wijdicks, Paul F. McGough

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We report a 45-year-old man with fulminant pneumococcal meningitis. Fluid attenuated inverse ratio MR images showed the ravaging consequences of occlusive vasculopathy and a transient purulent basal exudate. Bilateral thalamic lesions may have explained the failure to awaken despite appropriate antibiotic therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1200-1202
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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