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Gram-negative meningitis and chronic constipation: an unusual presentation of caudal regression syndrome.
  1. S. Benson,
  2. M. King,
  3. C. Coulter,
  4. R. S. Boyle
  1. Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia.


    Congenital malformations may present as meningitis caused by enteric organisms, but this is extremely rare and occurs almost exclusively in the paediatric population. We report an unusual case of a young man with chronic constipation presenting with spontaneous Gram-negative meningitis due to an underlying congenital spinal malformation known as the caudal regression syndrome.

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