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Cairns' syndrome

Synonyms

Postmeningitic CSF block.

Related people

Tubercular arachnoiditis-hydrocephalus. Occurs in children who have survived meningitis.

Description

Tubercular arachnoiditis-hydrocephalus. Occurs in children who have survived meningitis. Symptomatology similar to that caused by a posterior fossa neoplasm; communicating or noncommunicating hydrocephalus; occasionally, impaired vision and presence of visual field defects (chiasma lesions); focal symptoms (cerebral cortex lesions).

Bibliography

  • Sergio I. Magalini, Sabina C. Magalini, Giovanni de Francisi.
    Dictionary of Medical Syndromes.
    J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia. 1971, 1981, 1990.

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