Streptococcal meningitis complicating diagnostic myelography

Three cases and review

Michael Gelfand, Hector Melin-Aldana

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Abstract

Bacterial meningitis is a rare complication of myelography. Most reported cases are due to miscellaneous streptococci, but the source of these organisms is uncertain. The differential diagnosis of chemical meningitis caused by the contrast material vs. bacterial meningitis may be difficult. We recently treated three patients with streptococcal meningitis following myelography performed with the contrast medium iopamidol. We discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to postmyelography meningitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)582-587
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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Myelography
Meningitis
Bacterial Meningitides
Contrast Media
Iopamidol
Streptococcus
Differential Diagnosis
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Streptococcal meningitis complicating diagnostic myelography : Three cases and review. / Gelfand, Michael; Melin-Aldana, Hector.

In: Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol. 20, No. 3, 01.01.1995, p. 582-587.

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