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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47-48

Recurrent meningitis due to epidermoid

1 Department of Neurology, Government Medical College Trivandrum, Kerala, India
2 Department of Neurology, Central Indian Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur, India
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

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Ajith Cherian
Department of Neurology, Government Medical College, Trivandrum - 695 011, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.97624

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Aseptic meningitis is characterized by noninfective serous inflammation of the meninges. It can occur in a recurrent fashion when associated with dermoid and epidermoid cysts due to rupture of cyst contents into subarachnoid space resulting in aseptic chemical meningitis. Bacterial meningitis in association with these tumors is commonly related to a coexisting dermal sinus tract and the most common organism is Staphylococcus aureus.


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