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2019 Oct 13

BMC Pediatr



A child with Gradenigo syndrome presenting with meningism: a case report.


Athapathu AS, Bandara ERS, Aruppala AAHS, Chandrapala KMAU, Mettananda S
BMC Pediatr. 2019 Oct 13; 19(1):350.
PMID: 31607266.


The symptoms of meningitis which include fever, headache, photophobia and irritability along with abducens nerve palsy pose a diagnostic dilemma requiring urgent attention. Here we report how such a dilemma was methodically and sequentially resolved using anatomical knowledge supported by neuroimaging and the eventual diagnosis of Gradenigo syndrome was made.