Pachymeningitis with multiple cranial neuropathies and unilateral optic neuropathy secondary to Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Christopher A. Girkin, Julian D. Perry, Neil R. Miller, Stephen G. Reich

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Abstract

Hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis is a rare disorder that frequently presents with multiple cranial neuropathies. This disorder, which is characterized by thickening and infiltration of the cranial dura, can result from a variety of inflammatory and infectious conditions. A patient with hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis is described in whom meningeal biopsy and bacterial cultures of the biopsy specimen revealed Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The authors believe this to be the first documented case of pachymeningitis secondary to this organism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-200
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Cranial nerve palsy
  • Optic neuropathy
  • Pachymeningitis
  • Pseudomas aeruginosa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology

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