Tension pneumocephalus: Acute neurological deterioration associated with pleocytosis of the CSF

David Thomas, Newton Kendig

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Abstract

Tension pneumocephalus is an uncommon condition characterized by dramatic neurological deterioration and massive accumulations of intracranial air. Inflammatory changes in the CSF may mimic an infectious process. In this report we describe a case of tension pneumocephalus in which the patient presented with pleocytosis of the CSF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)703-705
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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