Spinal arteriovenous malformation presenting as meningitis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An 8-month-old boy presented with a two-day history of lethargy. Meningitis was suspected, and cerebrospinal fluid examination demonstrated pleocytosis and elevated protein. After initial improvement with antibiotic and steroid therapy, progressive lower extremity weakness developed, and a midthoracic spinal cord arteriovenous malformation (AVM) was diagnosed. These lesions present rarely in infancy; the classification and pathophysiology of spinal cord AVMs are reviewed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lowe, DW; Gospe, SM; Hecht, ST

Published Date

  • June 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 549 - 553

PubMed ID

  • 8647335

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-1622

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1469-8749.1996.tb12116.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England