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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 149-152

Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis with meningitis in a child with disseminated staphylococcal disease

Department of Pediatrics, Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sanya Chopra
Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital, Bangla Sahib Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi - 110 001
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jpcc.jpcc_164_20

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The availability of anti-staphylococcal antibiotics today has revolutionized the treatment strategies to fight Staphylococcus aureus. However, its virulent nature still remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in the pediatric age group. It presents with a wide spectrum of illnesses ranging from minor skin and soft-tissue infections to fatal necrotizing pneumonia and disseminated disease. However, its presentation as meningitis with septic venous sinus thrombosis in pediatrics remains a rare complication till date. We present the case of an 8-month-old girl child with disseminated staphylococcal disease (DSD) caused by community-acquired methicillin-sensitive S. aureus and complicated by acute mastoiditis, meningitis, and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. This rare and severe manifestation of DSD was managed successfully with intravenous antibiotics and systemic anticoagulation.

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