Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Pneumococcal meningitis in an alcoholic patient. Head opened at autopsy revealing purulent inflammation of leptomeninges beneath reflected dura mater.

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rID: 36360
Published: 16th May 2015
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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